USDA Food and Nutrition Service is using all flexibilities to ensure children and those in need receive nutrition assistance in response to COVID-19.

Alexandria, Virginia
Joined June 2010
.@USDA approves SNAP hot foods waiver for #NewMexico participants impacted by the #wildfires. Learn more ow.ly/rBCa50JasxN
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Only have a small space for gardening? Maximize your space by growing your own meal. Make your #TacoTuesday extra fresh by growing tomatoes, peppers and cilantro to make your own salsa! bit.ly/3sqgQw5
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Activist Grace Lee Boggs dedicated her life to civil rights. In 1992, Grace and her husband founded "Detroit Summer". Youth participants in this program planted community gardens, which provided food and #NutritionSecurity to the underserved residents of Detroit. #AANHPIHM
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As summertime brings families and friends together for outdoor celebrations, we want to make sure your summer festivities are food safe! 👏 Wash Your Hands 🌡️ Use a Food Thermometer 🦠 Avoid Cross-Contamination Follow these food safety tips ⬇️ usda.gov/media/press-release…
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Dr. Sara Bleich, Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity for the Food and Nutrition Service at the @USDA, will join the #PHASummit on May 18th to discuss what can be done to ensure all families have access to good food. 📌 Join the conversation: phasummit.org
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📢Today is the final day to submit feedback on the scientific questions that will inform the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans! Share your thoughts here ow.ly/A2Ix50J9eKB #DietaryGuidelines
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REMINDER: SNA & @USDA Food & Nutrition Services are hosting a webinar on the Final Rule: Transitional Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium on Wednesday, May 18, at 3 p.m. EDT, and is available at no cost to all SNPs. Register: ow.ly/TsRP50J9cRe #SchoolMeals
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#OnThisDay in 1939, in Rochester, NY, Mabel McFiggin was the first person to receive assistance from the Food Stamp Program (FSP). Over the years, FSP transformed to SNAP and continues to provide food assistance. Learn more about the #history of SNAP: ow.ly/Akml50J6SYo
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Many families depend on formula, and I sympathize with the stress they are under right now. The number one thing that needs to be done is to get more safe formula on the shelves as quickly and as safely as possible. usda.gov/media/press-release…
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At @USDA, we are focused on our WIC program, which has been impacted by the infant formula recall and resulting supply issues. WIC is operated by state and tribal agencies who typically contract with a single company to supply most of their infant formula.
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📢 We're urging states to take advantage of flexibilities USDA is offering in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC, to help families get the safe formula they need ➡️ go.usa.gov/xu6hQ
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We know the baby formula shortage is stressful. We are working to make safe #formula available and accessible. In the meantime, know the do's and don'ts of #BabyFormula safety. For more information on #FormulaSafety visit: ow.ly/zsur50J7SgT
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Farm stands and farmers markets can have fruits and veggies that aren’t in a grocery store. Challenge yourself with a new ingredient! Find one near you: ow.ly/eE3j50J7wZr
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#OnThisDay in 2002, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) was authorized. Since then, FFVP has determined best practices for increasing fresh fruit and vegetables in schools. Learn more about FFVP: ow.ly/qmWz50J6ibE
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When Abbott recalled formula in February, the Biden Administration jumped into action to help parents needing formula. As the impacts of the recall continue, we again urge states to provide flexibilities to help families. whitehouse.gov/briefing-room…
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Folate is important for lowering the risk of serious problems that occur during pregnancy that can affect the baby’s brain and spine. Learn how the Nutrition Facts label can help pregnant women make decisions to support a healthy eating pattern. #NWHW go.usa.gov/xuQuA
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Calcium and vitamin D are important nutrients at any age. Intake of dairy products that contain these nutrients help to improve bone health, especially in children and adolescents when bone mass is being built. Learn more ow.ly/TiI650J4bQg
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By expanding Head Start eligibility to all SNAP recipients, parents who receive benefits for food purchases through @USDANutrition will have an easier path to enroll in Head Start early childhood programs. Learn more: buff.ly/38boxQ1
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National Women’s Health Week is May 9-15, 2022! Use updated resources from FDA to help you and your loved ones make informed choices about eating fish. #NWHW go.usa.gov/xuVgw
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#DYK: WIC has mental health resources available for women, children and adolescents? This #MentalHealthWeek visit the #WIC site for information on mental health: ow.ly/7x8S50J2Y29
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