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USDA Invests Nearly $30 Million to Boost School Nutrition in 264 Small & Rural Communities through Partnership with Action for Healthy Kids

As part of a cooperative agreement to develop and implement the USDA’s Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative, Action for Healthy Kids today announced that it is awarding nearly $30 million in subgrants to 264 school districts across 44 states and the District of Columbia, reaching students in some of the nation’s highest need schools.

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FNS, NIFA Partner to Invest in a Strong and Diverse WIC Workforce

The USDA today announced it has awarded a cooperative agreement to Regents of the University of Minnesota to support the development of the public health workforce in WIC. This cooperative agreement is part of a joint initiative between USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and FNS intended to improve the health of WIC participants by increasing the diversity and cultural competency of the WIC workforce and promoting culturally responsive care.

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Food Help on the Way for Vermont Households Hit by Severe Storms

Families affected by severe storms in the areas of Johnson, Ludlow, Hardwick, Barre/Berlin/ Montpelier/Northfield, and Chester will soon be able to receive food packages containing nutritious, high-quality foods that are 100% grown and produced on farms in the U.S. – known as USDA Foods.

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Louisiana to Test New Way to Encourage Healthy Eating in SNAP

Today, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service announced that Louisiana will receive $9.5 million to test out a new model for incentivizing fruit and vegetable purchases among participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.

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Secretary Vilsack Visits Michigan to Highlight Biden-Harris Administration Efforts to Expand Market Access for Producers and Healthy Meal Options for Children as part of Investing in America Agenda

Secretary Tom Vilsack today visited Michigan to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to build more, new, and better markets for producers and ensure children have access to healthy and nutritious meals during the summer months as part of the Investing in America agenda.

Page updated: February 09, 2021