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Turnip the Beet! High Quality Summer Meals Award Program

The Turnip the Beet Award recognizes outstanding summer meal program sponsors across the nation who work hard to offer high-quality meals to children that are appetizing, appealing, and nutritious during the summer months. Summer meals are critical in the lives of millions of our nation’s youth, whose risk for food insecurity increases during the su …

October 20, 2021
What is the Food Distribution Program?
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What is the Food Distribution Program?

The Food Distribution Program helps people in need get USDA-donated foods as part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) from their local food pantry. The Family Support Division also distributes food to summer food service programs for children, disaster relief, and six non-profit food banks that provide emergency food assistance to food …

October 6, 2021
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Basic Nutrition Online Tools

Online Tools Calculate your body mass index (BMI), plan menus, learn about food labels, play nutrition games and test your knowledge! Food and Nutrition Apps and Blogs Find food and nutrition apps for your mobile device, and read recent blog posts to see what is going on in the field. DRI Calculator for Healthcare Professionals USDA ,  National Agricultur …

September 22, 20210 comments
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Food Composition

FoodData Central USDA. Nutrient Data Laboratory. FoodData Central is an integrated data system that provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research.   FoodData Central handout is available for sharing. Nutrient Lists from Standard Reference Legacy (2018) USDA. Nutrient Data Laboratory. Nutrient Lists ar …

September 13, 20210 comments
Wholesale food distributors
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How to find wholesale food distributors for your store

Wholesale food distributors are the perfect source of fresh and quality food for convenience stores. There are small and large companies who provide you a range of products and services. Today, you cannot expect to grow if you do not have a backup of good food distribution. A lot of companies and stores searching online for wholesale grocery distri …

August 27, 20210 comments
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We must extend free school meals to all children

Children need healthy food in order to learn, grow, and thrive. Even before COVID-19,  more than 1 in 7 children—10.7 million —lived in households where not everyone had enough to eat, with Black and Hispanic children twice as likely as white children to experience hunger. Then, the pandemic hit and child hunger reached dangerous new heights. Thankful …

August 19, 20210 comments
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Tips for selecting the right food distributor in Florida

Selecting the best food distributor in Florida is crucial for a variety of reasons. For starters, you want to ensure that the food they deliver is of high quality and that it will last the time it is supposed to. Furthermore, if you are unable to rely on consistent deliveries, you risk running out of stock. If you don’t have the items your cu …

August 6, 20210 comments
food and beverage distributors
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The future of food and beverage distributors

The coronavirus outbreak appears to be shifting the  food and beverage distributors  industry’s balance away from individual concepts and toward chain restaurants. The result might affect the composition of the  food distribution company , which has become increasingly reliant on local eateries for profit. This, in turn, could influence how much …

August 6, 20210 comments
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