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We Need Public Policies That Support Breastfeeding as the Foundation of Life

Hannah Martin, Nikki Smith / Blog August 3, 2018

The United States falls in the lowest quartile of countries for breastfeeding rates and the nation continues to experience rising levels of obesity

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Frist, Glickman & Veneman: Diet quality should become a core SNAP objective

Health / News March 13, 2018

We must ensure that the federal government is leveraging these programs to improve nutrition, especially among low-income populations who are most at risk for poor health.

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Leading with Nutrition: Leveraging SNAP for Better Health

Health / March 12, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

BPC’s SNAP Task Force—led by Bill Frist, Dan Glickman, and Ann Veneman—will release recommendations to promote better health in America through good nutrition.

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New BPC SNAP Task Force to Address Ways to Strengthen Nutrition in SNAP

Health / Press Release September 15, 2017

As negotiations begin on the 2018 Farm Bill, BPC today launched the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Task Force.

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BPC Congratulates Sec. Sonny Perdue

Governance / Press Release April 25, 2017

As a member of BPC’s Governors’ Council and as co-chair of our Nuclear Waste Council, Sonny was a champion for deliberation, discussion, and collaboration.

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DOD's Healthy Base Initiative Shows Promise

Health / Press Release January 12, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center commends the Department of Defense (DoD) for the release of its Healthy Base Initiative (HBI).

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Dietary Guidelines Recommend Limits on Sugar Consumption

Dan Glickman, Ann M. Veneman / Blog January 11, 2016

While not as specific in some areas as BPC would have liked, the guidelines’ clear limit on added sugar marks an important development in nutrition advice.

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Glickman and Veneman Support Proposed Rule to Update Child and Adult Care Food Program

Hannah Martin / Blog April 17, 2015

The proposed rule would require an increase in whole grains, a greater variety of fruits and vegetables, breastfeeding promotion, and less juice, sugar, and fried food.

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Comments from Secretaries Dan Glickman and Ann Veneman to U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dan Glickman, Ann M. Veneman / Research April 15, 2015

The emphasis on whole grains, promoting an increased diversity of fruits and vegetables, and the expansion of allowable meat alternatives are all positive changes, as are limitations on juice and added sugar.

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