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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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Congress should get onboard with new school meals

Health / News September 17, 2015

BPC urges bipartisan progress on this important issue to ensure our nation’s children receive nutritious meals and snacks during the school day.

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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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Glickman and Veneman: 2015 Means New FDA Calorie Labeling on Menus

Health / News January 26, 2015

Later this year, regulations from the FDA will go into effect requiring chain restaurants and other establishments to clearly display calorie information beside all food items.

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Your doctor says he doesn’t know enough about nutrition or exercise

Health / News June 23, 2014

Does your doctor ever talk to you about nutrition or exercise? No? You’re not alone. Polling shows that fewer than one-eighth of visits to physicians include any nutrition counseling and fewer than 25 percent of physicians believe they have sufficient…

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Dan Glickman and Ann Veneman: Keep Nutrition Science in the WIC Program

Health / News May 22, 2014

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, opened its first office in 1974 to help combat malnutrition among low-income mothers and children. Forty years later, the program remains an important means of ensuring proper nutrition for over 8 million pregnant and breast-feeding women and children. 

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