We applaud yesterday’s new nutrition labels released yesterday that highlight important changes related to calories, serving sizes and sugars.
It’s the first overhaul of labels in 20 years and, as WashPo says “highlights the many breakthroughs in nutrition science as well as upheavals in the nation’s disease burden during that period.”
After a day of listening to many of the country’s top influencers on topics ranging from protein in the diet to food waste to nutrition, a few of the dots began to connect: while some of our country’s food policies once served us quite well, they don’t anymore.
The facts are not new: those with Type II diabetes have quadrupled in number globally since 1980. Even when you control for a rising population, the number is doubling. The trend that has walloped the United States and Europe is now moving into the developing world almost in direct proportion to the flows and consumption rates of processed foods.
An American Millennial feels more comfortable setting up a Kiva loan to a farmer in Kenya than bringing chicken soup to a neighbor.
At the Capital Area Food Bank, reducing food waste is part of our operational model and our organizational DNA.
“…feels more like Silicon Valley than a food bank,” said a visiting Washington Post reporter.
There were so many things to love about Hannah.
More than 530,700 people in the Washington metro region turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families.
Read the #HungerAction Month Blog Carnival. Find out what our region’s leaders and experts have to say about hunger.
At CAFB, we are attempting to ignite a new movement against hunger by identifying and encouraging neighborhood volunteers to join us.