In this Feb. 26, 2018 photo, Dianne Shenk talks to a customer in her Dylamatos Market in Hazelwood, Pa. About a quarter of Shenk's customers pay with benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so the government's proposal to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients concerns her and other grocery operators in poor areas. "These boxes will be full of shelf-stable items, the same things we're being told not to eat," she said. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 05, 2018 - 10:17 am
RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — Small grocers in poor areas worry about a federal proposal to replace food stamps with "America's Harvest Boxes." Many say it could hurt not only their bottom line, but also their patrons' nutrition. Shoppers themselves have many questions about the proposal, for which details...
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In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is pushing a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance: ” Replacing the traditional cash on a card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed “America’s Harvest Box.” Mulvaney likened the box to a meal kit delivery service, and said the plan could save nearly $130 billion over ten years. The idea, tucked into President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget, has caused a firestorm, prompting scathing criticism from Democrats and food insecurity experts who say its primary purpose is to punish the poor. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 16, 2018 - 5:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed "America's Harvest Box."...
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A $3 Happy Meal is advertised at a McDonald's restaurant in Brandon, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. McDonald’s will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with the kid’s meal, but the fast-food company said that not listing them will reduce how often they’re ordered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 15, 2018 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with the kid's meal,...
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January 15, 2018 - 12:42 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — University researchers are figuring out whether soul food laden featuring fat and salt can be made healthy and delicious by using plants-only recipes. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that University of South Carolina researchers are launching a two-year study on...
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This photo provided by Chevrolet shows the new 2019 Silverado High Country pickup. General Motors is making the new Chevrolet Silverado pickup bigger yet lighter so it’s more fuel efficient. (Courtesy of Chevrolet via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 10:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — In the world of full-size pickups, it's a race to see who can haul more stuff, yet do it with lighter, more efficient trucks. General Motors is taking a big step that way with an all-new Chevrolet Silverado unveiled Saturday night ahead of Detroit's big auto show. The Silverado is...
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January 10, 2018 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try and reverse slumping sales for the sugar-free soda. Coca-Cola Co. says it is adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, refreshing the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavors, including mango and ginger lime. The Atlanta-based...
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Pope Francis, center, arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 10:33 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's Senate gave final approval Thursday to a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in the Roman Catholic nation's long-running and agonizing debate over euthanasia and end-of-life issues. As soon as the 180-71 vote...
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Mandela's widow Graca Machel meets former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan during the Global Nutrition Summit at Palazzo Reale, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Kofi Annan and Graca Machel are addressing a summit on the global crisis of malnutrition that is an underlying cause of half of child deaths. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 04, 2017 - 5:33 pm
MILAN (AP) — The only woman to have been the first lady of two countries said Saturday during an international nutrition summit held in Italy that a major challenge in making the eradication of malnutrition a global priority is that the problem "is a hidden pandemic." "It is not visible in daily...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, first lady Melania Trump smiles during an event in the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump appears to becoming more at ease with her role as first lady. She is beginning to speak out more about how she envisions using her platform to help children in ways beyond cyberbullying. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 09, 2017 - 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a moment eight months in the making: Melania Trump bounding down the White House lawn to the vegetable garden made famous by her predecessor. Clad in a red plaid shirt, her eyes obscured by dark sunglasses, she greeted members of the local Boys and Girls Club who came to...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2012 file photo, Steve Cahillane, president of Coca-Cola Americas, makes a point during an interview with the Associated Press while attending the Clinton Global Initiative America gathering in Chicago. Kellogg says on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, CEO John Bryant is retiring and will be replaced in that role by Cahillane. Kellogg, which makes Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts and Eggo waffles, says Cahillane will start as CEO next week and will join the company's board. Bryant will remain executive chairman of the board until March, and then Cahillane will take over that role, too. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
September 28, 2017 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg's CEO is retiring and will be succeeded by an executive from a vitamin and protein bar company, as packaged food makers try to keep customers who are looking for healthier products. The maker of Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts and Eggo waffles said Chief Executive John Bryant will...
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