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Two earn honors for family food health, education

Diane Smith

BURLINGTON, Wash. – Diane Smith and Susie Craig, Washington State University Extension, each earned regional awards recently from a national association for meeting family and community food health and education needs. » More …

Rock Doc: FDA considers changes to nutrition labels

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PetersPULLMAN, Wash. – While I have been dinking around for months trying to lose five pounds, two of my friends have gotten serious about weight loss. Each of them is down 50 pounds. » More …

Increased budget opens doors

PUYALLUP – A 20 percent increase in the budget for Washington state’s Food Stamp Nutrition Education Plan means that WSU Extension educators and their partners will be able to reach more school-aged children and their families with research-based information about how best to spend scarce food dollars.

The Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a total budget for the state of $15.9 million for FY08, approximately a 20 percent increase over the previous year. It includes $8.3 million in federal funding and $7.6 million in state and local cost share funds.

WSU Extension Food Sense Program Coordinator Elaine Mayes says … » More …