Food In the News

Recent news items about topics related to this year's Reading Together program.

Farm bill contains farmers market program that food advocates for poor see as hopeful (Washington Post)

"Buried in more than 900 pages of the new farm bill is a small nationwide program that will allow low-income families to double their food stamp benefits at farmers markets.

It’s not an empty gesture Congress is making to the poor after slashing $8 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program budget, advocates said. They see it as a program that will help tens of thousands of SNAP users eat more nutritious foods, perhaps avoiding a paradox of the poor: getting fat on food stamps." More...

—Washington Post, January 30, 2014