Nutrition

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People who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, could lose the ability to buy fruits and vegetables at farmers markets by the end of the month. Officials in Utah are working to avoid impacts on farmers and SNAP customers.
Downtown SLC Farmers Market

People who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, could lose the ability to buy fruits and vegetables at farmers' markets by the end of the month. Officials in Utah are working to avoid impacts on farmers and SNAP customers.

After their first birthday, the nutrition of young children tends to decline as they transition away from baby food. Study findings show that about 27 percent of children between 1 and 3 years of age do not eat a single discrete serving of vegetables on a
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In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has tripled in the United States, including in Utah. A recent study finds the diets of many infants and young children are not meeting pediatrician recommendations.

The Food is Medicine initiative in Idaho is expanding to help more families get fresh and healthy meals. The initiative's "screen and intervene" program helps doctors identify people experiencing food insecurity.

People in Cache Valley working against food waste
Bronson Teichert

Next time you find yourself scraping your plate into the garbage, you might consider how much you’re throwing away.  

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Niche markets, like gluten free and organic food, are becoming more popular - but experts are worried consumers aren’t “fact checking” claims about a new trend - antibiotic free meat. Animal scientists and producers are trying to regain lost ground on educating the public about their food.