Milk, regardless of whether it’s low-fat or whole, provides the same 13 essential nutrients. According to the National Milk Producers’ Federation research, whole milk is the most consumed milk variety in the US, followed by 2% fat milk – but neither are currently part of federal school meal programs due to concerns regarding saturated fat and sugar content. However, milk producers argue that excluding the most commonly-consumed milk types from school menus is a key contributing factor to food waste. […]

IMF Executive Board Approves US$71 Million in Emergency Financing Support and Concludes 2022 Article IV Consultation with Guinea December 22, 2022 Growth is expected to reach 4.7 percent in 2022 and 5.6 percent in 2023, driven by continued strength in the mining sector, though the non-mining sector is grappling with the impact of international price shocks. The Executive […]

Food insecurity has been rising since 2018. Even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the increasing frequency and severity of climate shocks, regional conflicts and the pandemic were all taking their toll, disrupting food production and distribution, and driving up the cost of feeding people and families. The situation took an even more dramatic turn with the war in Ukraine. This pushed the prices of food and fertilizers higher still—hurting importers and prompting several countries to impose export restrictions.The result is […]

You might be surprised to learn that gut health is the latest buzzy topic on TikTok. Under hashtags like #guttok, #guthealth and #guthealing, influencers and every day users alike are posting thousands of videos, sharing stories about their gut health struggles and remedies. And they’ve raked in a little over a billion views. Like with anything that skyrockets on TikTok, gut health’s popularity on the app can be attributed in part to the ease with which content creators can churn […]

Key Takeaways 1 in 4 deaths in the United States every year are from cardiovascular disease. It’s the leading cause of death in Americans. February is American Heart Month, which raises awareness about heart disease and ways to prevent it. Including heart-healthy foods and drinks in your diet is one way that you can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. February is American Heart Month, the goal of which is to raise awareness about cardiovascular health. The observance is an […]

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition for the West Virginia Lettuce Support SNAP Stretch project. This funding is allocated through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 and will work to incentivize and increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program […]