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Using Household and Intrahousehold Data to Assess Food Insecurity: Evidence from Bangladesh

Categories: Bangladesh,Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Women

Finds flaws in previous data on household nutrition in Bangladesh test.  Male head of household was adequately fed but females and children in household were not.  Survey covered household food consumption down to individual level.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


A Primer on WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services,Women

Discusses the eligibility, benefits, and delivery systems for the program which provides food, nutrition education, and health care services to women, infants, and children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations, United States, 2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Discussion and statistics on fruit and vegetable daily intake needs.  Table shows percentage of residents by state meeting federal fruit and vegetable intake recommendations.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Improving the Assessment of SNAP Targeting Using Administrative Records

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

This study assesses the extent to which the food nutrition program, formerly known as Food Stamps, reaches the poorest households by estimating benefit receipt by annual household income relative to poverty.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


International Food Security Assessment, 2015-2025

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty

Expects food security in the 76 low- and middle-income countries to improve between 2014 and 2015 but to deteriorate toward 2025.  Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain the most food-insecure region in the world. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


FDA Takes Steps to Remove Artificial Trans Fats in Processed Foods

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Press release with link to Federal Register article on finding that partially hydrogenated  oils are not generally recognized  as safe for use in human food.  The determination is expected to drastically reduce the use of PHOs in the food supply.  From the Food and Drug Administration


Presidential Memorandum: Creating a Preference for Meat and Poultry Produced According to Responsible Antibiotic-Use Policies

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Govt Personnel,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Presidential directive  to managers of federal agency cafeterias to provide menu options for meat and poultry products prepared according to responsible antibiotic-use policies.  From the White House


How USDA Forecasts Retail Food Price Inflation

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

Provides a detailed description of the revised methodology used by federal analysts to predict the movement of prices in 7 farm, 6, wholesale, and 19 retail food categories as well as information about the accuracy and performance of individual forecasts.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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