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Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program returns | News

The Pennsylvania Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, a statewide program through the Pa. Department of Agriculture, is designed to provide money for the purchase of nutritious Pennsylvania produce. To receive these vouchers through Indiana County Aging Services Inc., recipients must be 60 years of age by Dec. 31, 2023, a resident of Indiana County and meet the 2023 household income guidelines.

The 2023 household income eligibility is: one person, $26,973; two people, $36,482; three people, $45,991; four people, $55,500; five people, $65,009; six people, $74,518. The program does not include seniors who are living in nursing home facilities, convents and residential facilities where meals are provided.

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Union protests surprise layoffs at Canlubang milk plant, files notice of strike

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 3:38 p.m.) — Wyeth Philippines Progressive Workers Union has filed a notice of strike at the regional National Conciliation and Mediation Board office in Laguna over the nutrition giant’s termination of 140 workers, a move that workers said violated a collective bargaining agreement with the company.

Workers at the Wyeth Nutrition plant in Canlubang were barred from going to work on Thursday without warning, the union said. They were later allowed in only to be told that 140 of them, including 10 union officers, were being laid off so the company could cut costs.

“Management locked us out on May 18, they themselves ordered a stop to operations,” union president Debie Faigmani said in Filipino in a statement to media. Faigmani, who is among those laid off, said this was an illegal lockout that the union will protest.

The Labor Code defines a lockout as a

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School Lunch Heroes; RRES nutrition team wins award for creativity, dedication to healthy meals

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Cafeteria workers at Rockfish River Elementary school have been serving up healthy meals and much more for students — their hard work and creativity was recently recognized with a “School Lunch Hero” award from No Kid Hungry Virginia.

This is the second year No Kid Hungry Virginia has awarded school lunch hero awards, and Rockfish River is one of eight Virginia schools that earned the recognition on School Lunch Day, May 5. No Kid Hungry is a national campaign — by the nonprofit Share Our Strength — that works toward ending childhood hunger in the U.S.

Honorees were selected based on their efforts to expand, improve and innovate school meal programs, and on their commitments to “excellence in school meals,” No Kid Hungry Virginia Senior Program Manager Amy Biestek explained May 16.

Interviewed by phone, Biestek said, “What stood out to us was

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Ozpro Set To Pioneer Pet Food Therapy In Indonesia With Rawfeast To Redefine Pet Nutrition

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RawFeast Range

PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA, May 25, 2023/ / — OzPro, a premium pet food brand, is poised to revolutionise pet nutrition in Indonesia with the introduction of pet food therapy. As part of this groundbreaking initiative, OzPro proudly presents rawfeast , a premium range of freeze-dried raw meat products crafted using human-grade and traceable ingredients. With two distinct ranges, booster and Holistic, OzPro aims to provide pet owners with a new paradigm in pet nutrition.

OzPro’s RawFeast range offers pet owners a unique approach to feeding their beloved cats and dogs. The Booster range comprises 11 different flavours, each featuring freeze-dried raw meat without any added preservatives or additives. These pure meat options provide diverse nutritional profiles, ensuring pets receive a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals. Recognising that different meats offer varying nutritional values, OzPro aims to cater to pets’ specific dietary

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Wyeth Nutrition says no lockout of Laguna factory workers

MANILA, Philippines — Wyeth Nutrition said Friday it did not implement a lockout, reiterating the company respect employees’ rights despite the nutrition giant sending 140 workers into unemployment as a result of ongoing restructuring efforts

The statement was issued to, which first reported the story of the plight of these workers in Wyeth Nutrition’s factory in Canlubang, Laguna on Thursday.

“No lock-out was implemented by Wyeth management. We fully respect our employees’ rights, including the right to freedom of expression and the right to freedom of assembly,” the statement read

Wyeth Nutrition said management entered into a dialogue with union officers on Thursday and “encouraged them to allow their members to enter the factory.” The company has five factories in the Philippines, tasked with producing powdered and liquid beverages, milk products and ice cream, and prepared dishes and cooking aids.

For context, the 140 employees laid

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Plug gaps to ensure Odisha children get nutrition cover- The New Indian Express

The Orissa High Court’s direction to the state government to draw up an action plan to eliminate severe and moderate acute malnutrition by the year-end must serve as a wake-up call for the Naveen Patnaik administration. The court, hearing a PIL on malnutrition among children in the Jajpur district, deliberated on a host of issues that could be leading to the exclusion of children from the coverage of food and nutritional security despite a bouquet of Central and state schemes. It also widened the scope of the case and directed the administration of the neighbouring Keonjhar district to take stock of the situation. Both Jajpur and Keonjhar are mineral heartlands of Odisha; if the former is chromite-rich, the latter holds the bulk of iron ore reserves. Interestingly, Jajpur also happens to be the steel hub of the state. Ironically, the two districts that contribute substantially to Odisha’s envious mineral revenue

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KCR Nutrition Kits to be launched during decennial celebrations

Mars Pet Nutrition appoints marketer Helen Warren-Piper to global strategy role

She leaves behind her role as chief growth officer and will focus on ‘strategic priorities’ for Mars Pet Nutrition’s range of brands.

Marketer Helen Warren-Piper has been named as Mars Pet Nutrition’s new global vice president for strategic initiatives.

Helen was previously the company’s chief growth officer for Europe and has also served as general manager of the confectionary and pet care giant’s UK pet nutrition business. Her new role will focus on “strategic priorities across the enterprise”.

Helen has a strong background in marketing, having worked in several leadership roles at Proctor and Gamble, United Biscuits and Premier Foods, where she was marketing/R&D director before joining the Mars group.

She will now be tasked with building on her success in Europe across strategic initiatives in Mars’ worldwide pet division, reporting to Mars Pet Nutrition’s global president Ikdeep Singh.

The Mars Pet Nutrition division includes around 50 pet brands,

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Doctors Group Praises New York Assembly for Passing Legislation to Create Nutrition Education Resource Library for Physicians

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national nonprofit with more than 17,000 doctor members, applauds the New York Assembly for passing legislation today to ensure physicians are kept informed about the latest continuing medical education opportunities in nutrition. The bill, A5985-A, sponsored by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), would help doctors in the state improve patient health outcomes and reduce racial disparities for the millions of New Yorkers struggling with diet-related diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

“Nutrition is powerful for health, and, with this legislation, doctors will take that power in hand. Healthy diets, especially plant-based diets, can reverse heart disease, trim waistlines, and reverse diabetes,” said Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. “I appreciate Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senator Lea Webb for their leadership on this legislation and ask the New York Senate to quickly pass

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Could nitrates in vegetables pose cancer risk? New study asks

Dubbed “nutrition’s Jekyll and Hyde”, nitrate and its health effects have been questioned for a long time.

Hidden in foods like ham, bacon, and sausages, the compounds could potentially hike your risk of cancer, according to previous research.

However, other studies have also found various cardiovascular health benefits coming from dietary sources of nitrate like beetroots and leafy greens.

Now, the research team from Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) Nutrition and Health Innovation Research Institute hopes to settle this debate once and for all.

Source seems important

Dr Catherine Bondonno, who led the review, published in Trends in Food Science and Technology, suggested the source where nitrate comes from might be key.

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She said: “We get nitrate from three major dietary sources: meat, water and vegetables.

“Nitrate’s reputation as a health threat stems from 1970, when two studies

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