The Department of Defense spent $926.9 million on food services contracts in 2012 and has already spent $336.9 million in 2013, according to USASpending.gov, an exhaustive database of government contracts.
PHILADELPHIA, March 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Overweight and obese children in low-income households can meet or exceed the Expert Committee Recommendations Regarding the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity when given access to a structured weight management program, according to a new study published in Academic Pediatrics.
New study highlights policy adherence and promotional efforts of water intake in child care settings
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Support is needed in child care centers to help meet existing water policies and new water requirements included in the 2010 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, according to a study published by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The study, published in the March/April 2013 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, is the first to document availability and accessibility of water in compliance with state and federal policy and accreditation standards in child care centers.
RSF Social Finance has made a direct equity investment in Farmigo, an online farmer’s market that connects workplaces to local farms to provide a personalized marketplace for local, healthy food. Hundreds of farms in 25 states now use Farmigo’s technology to manage their community supported agricultural subscriptions. Farmigo has connected them to 3,000 delivery sites. The investment is RSF’s first direct equity investment in a stand-alone company.
ARAMARK investment totals more than $1 million in grants, in-kind donations, and volunteer support to benefit Houston families
Houston, TX, November 15, 2012 /3BL Media/ – As Houston joins the nation in celebrating National Philanthropy Day, Neighborhood Centers Inc., which brings resources, education and connection to more than 340,000 individuals and families in Texas, today announced that ARAMARK will be the official sponsor of its health and wellness education and awareness program, Health and Wellness. For Good.
Kaiser Permanente has joined with five other health systems in the Care Connectivity Consortium to connect doctors electronically. Since its formation, the Consortium has developed standards-based information technology to connect doctors across the country.