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Trending / SNAP: Single largest and permanent benefit increase in food stamp history | News

This fall, individuals and families in Columbia County, across Oregon and the nation who depend on food stamp assistance will see what the Biden Administration calls a significant and permanent increase in benefits.

It is reportedly the largest single increase in the food stamp system’s history, which now operates as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).






Largest Permanent Increase

This change will increase SNAP benefits distributed in Oregon by $337 million. For SNAP households this change on average will be about $36 more in money to buy food per person.




Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Press Secretary Jake Sunderland said Biden

Healthy Food

Lidl Pledges To Increase Total Sales of Healthy Food To 85% By 2025

Lidl GB recently announced a new healthy food commitment called the ‘Healthy Eating Pledge,’ which its CEO, Christian Härtnagel, says is the discounter’s most ambitious target yet. The initiative aims to encourage healthier diets and increase sales of nutritional products to 85% or more of total sales by 2025, based on tonnage volume.

Lidl’s specialist nutrition teams developed a nutrient profiling system (NPS) to measure the healthy level of foods. The NPS is based on Public Health England’s nutrient criteria for front-of-pack traffic light labeling, which focuses on fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt quantity, ranking all products as healthy,

International Food

Extreme climate events increase risk of global food insecurity and adaptation needs

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