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New County and Congressional District Data on Food Insecurity

Feeding America released its annual Map the Meal Gap report with state, county, and congressional district data on overa...

Feeding America released its annual Map the Meal Gap report with state, county, and congressional district data on overall and child food insecurity rates. The report also includes data on food cost variation by county and congressional district and the percent of food insecure populations likely eligible for federal nutrition programs. If you would like to share this data with your networks, we have sample blog posts and newsletter articles you can use. For more information and resources, please click here contact Eleni Towns, Policy Analyst.

White House Conference on Aging Releases Healthy Aging Policy Brief

The White House Conference on Aging released a policy brief on healthy aging, a key focus area for the 2015 Conference. ...

The White House Conference on Aging released a policy brief on healthy aging, a key focus area for the 2015 Conference. The Policy Brief on Healthy Aging examines how Americans can enjoy long and healthy lives by maximizing their physical, mental, and social well-being. Members of the public are encouraged to share their thoughts in the comments section of the brief. By providing input, you'll be contributing to the 2015 Conference in a meaningful and concrete way.

Help Your Medicare Patients "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle" During National Nutrition Month® and Beyond

CMS reminds health care professionals that March is National Nutrition Month®- a time to "Bite into a Healthy L...

CMS reminds health care professionals that March is National Nutrition Month®- a time to "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle" with informed food choices now and throughout the year. This year's theme encourages consumers to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health. Learn more here.