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USDA Takes Aggressive Action to Fight Trafficking

The sale or exchange of SNAP benefits for anything other than food sold by an authorized retailer is illegal – and is neither accepted nor tolerated by USDA.

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Percentage of TEFAP Administrative Funds Passed Through from State Agencies to Emergency Feeding Organizations (EFO) FY 2010

All data is from FNS-667 reports on file as of March 8, 2011

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Equity in School Lunch Pricing Fact Sheet

This memorandum provides information relating to section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This provision requires school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to ensure that schools are providing the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced price lunches (i.e., paid lunches) as they are for lunches served to students eligible for free lunches.

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USDA Farm to School Team Site Visit: Burlington School District in Burlington, Vermont

USDA Farm to School Team Site Visit: Burlington School District in Burlington, Vermont

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Promoting Fruits and Vegetables in Schools: Wellness Policy Opportunities

Promoting Fruits and Vegetables in Schools: Wellness Policy Opportunities

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History of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Time line of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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Food Prices Database, 2003-04

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) Food Prices Database presents the cost of these consumed foods for 2003-04. It shows the actual cost of an apple consumed, the cost of a glass of juice drunk, the cost of lasagna eaten, etc. For example, did you know that when you purchase a whole chicken and only consume the meat, your price per pound eaten is actually twice the price per pound purchased? This is because the weight of the skin and bones is about half of the whole chicken purchased. The information in this database should be of interest to nutrition educators and economists who wish to compare relative prices of different foods as consumed, rather than the purchase price.

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WIC Program Coverage: How Many Eligible Individuals Participated in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): 1994 to 2003?

Recently, the method used to calculate the number of individuals eligible for the WIC program was evaluated and an improved methodology was developed.

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Backgrounder for Revision of the Food Guidance System

USDA’s current food guidance system that includes the Food Guide Pyramid is being reassessed. The overall purpose of the reassessment is to ensure that the food guidance system reflects the latest nutritional science and to improve the educational tools that assist consumers in making healthier food choices. USDA expects to release the new food guidance system in early 2005.