Kids’ BackPack Program: Great, But Not Enough

24/Oct/16 / 17:41 / Paul Shipman

by Bernie Beaudreau Claudette Glassman has been the school nurse at Savin Rock Community School in West Haven for 19 years.  I stopped to speak with her on Friday as we were in the school for a taping with a team from NBC’s Today Show promoting the Kids’ Backpack program for Feeding America.  The Connecticut Food […]

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Grant Helps Connecticut Food Bank Provide More Fresh Produce to Hungry People

04/Oct/16 / 12:24 / Paul Shipman

  WALLINGFORD, CONN., October 4, 2016 – At the end of a year, a $40,000 grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has helped the Connecticut Food Bank source and distribute through its network of member programs more than 314,000 pounds of donated, local produce to hungry people in Connecticut.   The Healthy Food […]

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FDA Nutrition Labels Get Major Overhaul

20/May/16 / 17:15 / Paul Shipman

Labels reflect new nutrition science, receive first major update in 20 years   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced new nutrition label standards that will take effect for most major food producers in July of 2018. The revised labels have several important changes that will help consumers better understand the nutrition content of their […]

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