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Posted Nov 18, 2014 @ 1:35 PM
Fair Food Network Included as Part of Innovative Nutrition Cohort to Help Improve Nutrition Access and Education
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Posted Nov 11, 2014 @ 11:28 AM
A new local food financing fund seeks to support the "middleman"
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Posted Nov 11, 2014 @ 10:56 AM
The federal government is about to put $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of SNAP benefits — what used to be called food stamps — when people use them to buy local fruits and vegetables.
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Posted Oct 21, 2014 @ 2:04 PM
“It’s like getting $10 in produce for free.  That’s much better than dollars!” - Shopper at Ypsilanti farmers market   “I appreciate the fact that it’s putting healthy foods in people’s hands. I’m glad to have more business, but even...
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Posted Sep 30, 2014 @ 7:18 AM
Although I bleed green and white (thanks to Michigan State football), my favorite color in September is orange. And it’s not just because my oldest daughter is a Syracuse University incoming freshman. Orange is the official color of Hunger Action Month, an annual campaign of Feeding America,...
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Posted Sep 4, 2014 @ 10:46 AM
You may be numb to it by now, but if you haven’t noticed, we’re in the middle of yet another paroxysm of debate over diet. (This time around, the low-fat philosophy is taking a beating.) The argument is fascinating from a history-of-science perspective but totally irrelevant from a...
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Posted Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:10 AM
Five years ago when food activist Oran Hesterman started the “Double Up Food Bucks” experiment in Michigan to increase the fruit and vegetable purchasing power of food stamp beneficiaries at farmers markets, a lot of people thought the idea might be too complicated to work.
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Posted Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:28 PM
A new study of the Michigan’s Double Up Food Bucks program shows incentives that boost local fruit and vegetable purchases for food stamp participants are effective.
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Posted Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:18 PM
In Michigan, an innovative program brings more locally grown fruits and vegetables to residents living on food stamps.  
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Posted Aug 19, 2014 @ 9:01 AM
DETROIT — Smiles. That's what I see when I talk to people about Double Up Food Bucks. From the grower at the historic Eastern Market packing up bags of local strawberries, to the shopper with the fruits and vegetables he purchased using his Double Up tokens, to the single-store operator...