White House holds 1st nutritional conference in 50 years

October 5, 2022

President Biden convened the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, only the second such conference to be held under White House auspices. The first, convened by the Nixon administration in 1969, is credited …

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Dietary Guidelines revision kicks off

May 5, 2022

The federal government began the process of revising the Dietary Guidelines for Americans by releasing a draft set of scientific questions,  and public comments will be taken until May 16. UEP will file comments, as …

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UEP: School breakfasts should have protein

April 7, 2022

School breakfasts should all offer a protein food, as recommended by the National Academies of Sciences, UEP said in comments filed with the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). FNS is preparing to write new regulations …

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Vilsack details nutrition security measures

March 24, 2022

In a speech at Columbia University, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack laid out a vision of nutrition security and the Agriculture Department’s actions to promote the concept. Vilsack contrasted nutrition security to food security, which …

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Infrastructure bill, budget reconciliation cut short Congress’ August recess

August 26, 2021

Work on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget reconciliation process have cut short Congress’ traditional August recess. Both bills passed the Senate earlier this month and are being considered in the House. These two …

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