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FDA Expands Uses of Vyvanse to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm432543.htm

Agency press release which discusses the first FDA-approved medication to treat patients who suffer from compulsive overeating.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015-scientific-report/

Recommendations presented to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to provide current scientific evidence on topics related to diet, nutrition, and health.  The recommendations will be used in the development of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans for 2015 to be released later this year.  From Health.gov

 

NAFTA at 20: North America’s Free-Trade Area and Its Impact on Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Canada,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Treaties

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1764579/wrs-15-01.pdf

Examines the integration of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican  agricultural and food markets as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Also reviews important changes in production and consumption and recent disputes among the partners. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1763057/ap068.pdf

Information on local food producers including producer characteristics, survival rates, and prices. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

The WIC Program: Background, Trends, and Economic Issues, 2015 Edition

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1760725/eib134.pdf

Explains how the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children works, examines program trends, and discusses some of the major economic issues confronting the program.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-16.html

Press release on status of children and families with links to detailed tables.  Reports that the number of children on food assistance remains higher than it was before the beginning of the 2008-2009 recession.  From the Census Bureau

 

Nut Consumption Among U.S. Adults, 2009-2010

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db176.pdf

Examines the percentage of U.S. adults who consumed nuts on a given day (38.2%).  Also covers demographic characteristics of those who consumed nuts, a practice encouraged by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/01/2014-27833/food-labeling-nutrition-labeling-of-standard-menu-items-in-restaurants-and-similar-retail-food

Final regulations which require that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants.  Similar information must be posted for food in vending machines.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

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