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High Food Prices and Poor Health Give Seniors A Lot to Worry About

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Less money for food and increasingly poor health are a wicked combination of factors that add up to food insecurity for seniors. Expect the problem to grow, says a report from Bread for the World released in May 2015. “As more baby boomers enter their 60s, the number of food-insecure Americans will rise.” Food insecurity diminishes the nutrition intake […]

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Fighting the Four BIG Causes of Food Waste

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Americans are trashing one-third of their food, worth $161 billion dollars. OurFoodNews scoured the internet to find the best and freshest tactics for managing home food waste. The LeanPath blog  challenges us to start at the beginning by answering the following questions: What are the main reasons most of us throw food away? 1. Kids […]

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New Program Offers Grants to Food Deserts

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More than 23 million Americans across the country live in so-called food deserts, which have limited or no access to fresh produce, dairy, meats and seafood. Happily, transportation and distribution of fresh healthy food to these areas will be improved via grants from two major distribution and conservation players. CSX and The Conservation Fund teamed up to create a […]

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Sustainable Seafood Gains Ground at Your Grocery Store

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Policies that support safe and sustainable seafood have taken hold on many fronts, including within national grocery store chains. Regulators and Consumers Care According to the California Academy of Sciences … “More than 70% of the world’s fish stocks are overfished, depleted, or worse—extinct—as a food resource. “Many species of ocean life are under threat […]

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Coupon Websites Can Lower Food Costs

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If you’re looking to lower your food costs, check out OurFoodNews’ collection of coupon websites. The mavens who run these online coupon repositories do the work for you. Daily, they monitor and report on who’s offering discounts on food and household items. To give you a flavor of how these sites work, OurFoodNews lists 13 […]

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Food Waste Shockers: Check Out These Facts!

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Want to hear some shocking facts about food waste? Try these on for size! • 20-40% of crops worldwide are discarded by farmers because they don’t meet retailers’ standards • $100-$160 billion is spent every year in the U.S. to produce food that is wasted . • Industrialized regions of the world discard up to […]

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Food Storage Tips To Save You Money

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Many of the best food storage tips don’t involve fancy plastic containers or other bins you pay for. Not at all. These food storage tips here are cheap, cheap, cheap .. and they could save you hundreds of dollars in wasted food. So here we go! • Store your onions in panty hose. Drop ’em […]

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Help for Caretakers of Aging Parents

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What difficulties do caretakers of aging parents face and how does this responsibility affect the caregiver’s own life? In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month (November), a  national poll by AARP and the AdCouncil reports on how family members react to the added burden of caretaking. Caregiving Takes A Toll Caregivers — including family — who end […]

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Senior Food Insecurity Is Growing

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Seniors Face Food Insecurity Food insecurity — or, put more simply, not knowing where the next meal is coming from — is a growing problem among senior Americans. In 2012, almost 9% of households with seniors experienced food insecurity. Among all clients served by Feeding America, 8 percent were seniors over 65 and 14% of […]

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