Best Brands of Garcinia Cambogia

Yes, Garcinia Cambogia works – not just for helping you burn more fat – it also helps keep hunger at bay so you don’t overeat. HCA (HydroChloric Acid) is the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia. The research clearly shows higher dosages of HCA result in more weight loss. The problem is, once Dr Oz proclaimed it the […]

National Farm to College Program

Click below to jump to the following sections: Farm to College Projects – Is There a Need? How do Farm to College Projects Work? What Assistance does the Farm to College Program Offer? For extensive information on farm to college projects around the country and other valuable reviews and information on garcinia cambogia Farm to […]

Potatoes link to Obesity and Diabetes

Potatoes are one of the world’s most popular food crops. They are commonly eaten as a snack or fast food, such as potato chips or French fries, which are undoubtedly unhealthy in large amounts. But are boiled or baked potatoes also unhealthy? Recently, a team of Danish researchers conducted a meta-analysis of studies examining the […]

Coconut Water Or Gatorade

There are many health claim benefits that the coconut water producing companies are touting. Among the claims are: it will boost circulation, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, raise the metabolism, treat kidney stones, reduce the risk of cancer and stroke, has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties, helps to carry nutrients and oxygen to […]

Obese People’s Brains Respond Differently to Sugar

Many people believe that excessive sugar intake is one of the main reasons for the “obesity epidemic.” This is not because sugar is high in calories. Instead, evidence suggests that sugar may increase cravings and promote higher overall calorie intake. Recently, a team of researchers examined the effects of sugar — glucose and fructose — […]

Is Applesauce good for weight loss?

Have you ever wondered if applesauce is as good for you as apples since, well, it seems to be pretty much just made up of apples right? Sure, the primary ingredient is you guessed it… apples, but that doesn’t mean that they’re equal in regards to nutrition. They look completely different and that difference leads […]

Does Cumin REALLY help with Weight Loss?

Though  you’ve probably heard of cumin, I bet you didn’t know that it can help you with losing weight. Add Cumin to your diet and you’ll get an increase in your metabolism, kick your immune system into better gear, naturally detox your body on a regular basis and burn fat way faster. Known as Jeera […]

Does Green Coffee really work for weight loss

The Study that started it all Maybe you’ve heard about naturopathic doctor Lindsey Duncan. If so, you know that he does not often recommend weight loss supplements. Instead, he recommends proven and healthy ways to lose weight. But participants in the original study by Dr Duncan that Doctor Oz featured on his show back in […]

African Mango raised good hormone levels

Featured on Dr Oz show On his TV show Dr Oz featured African Mango on his popular. He called it a “breakthrough supplement” and a “miracle in your medicine cabinet”, the “#1 miracle in a bottle to burn your fat”. Melts stubborn body fat Miracle in your medicine cabinet Decrease weight and waist circumference Proven […]

Can the Menstralean Diet Help You Lose Weight?

The Menstralean diet is a cutting edge weight loss strategy for women. Basically, it’s synchronized with the phases of the menstrual cycle, and scientists believe that it may be easier to adhere to than the traditional approach. Recently, a team of researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing the Menstralean diet with a conventional weight […]

High-Protein Breakfasts Burn Calories and Reduce Hunger

Obesity is a serious health concern. In both children and adults, it may increase the risk of several chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For successful weight loss, multiple strategies are usually required. One effective approach may be to eat more protein (1). For this reason, researchers set out to see […]

Lose Belly Fat, Lower Blood Sugar with Berberine

Type 2 diabetes causes millions of deaths every year. Elevated blood sugar levels damage the body’s tissues and organs leading to a variety of health problems, poor quality of life, and shortened lifespan. The most commonly used prescription drug is metformin(Glucophage) Berberine has been shown in these studies to be just as effective in lowering […]


The USAID Global Health eLearning Center offers a menu of courses that learners from many disciplines and positions can use to expand their knowledge in key public health areas and access important up-to-date technical information. The eLearning Center is available at no cost to learners and can be accessed 24 hours a day from any […]

Health Benefits of Urban Agriculture Bibliography

Ahmed F. 1999. “Vitamin A deficiency in Bangladesh: a review and recommendations for improvement.” Public Health Nutrition. 2(1):1-14, Mar. Akbari, H, J Huang, P Martien, L Rainer, A Rosenfeld, H Taha. 1988. “The impact of summer heat islands on cooling energy consumption and CO2 emissions.” in Proceedings of the 1988 Summer Study in Energy Efficiency […]

Community Food Project Profiles in Kansas

There have been 5 Community Food Project grants that have gone to organizations in Kansas. Two of these are profiled below. Kansas Rural Center, Whiting Grant awarded: $120,000 in 2005 for 3-year project With a CFP grant, the Kansas Rural Center established the Kansas Food Policy Council, bringing together a diverse group of public and […]


With farm to school programs, the transport of farm products to the schools is in many cases the most challenging issue to be addressed. There is no “one size fits all”, as individual circumstances differ greatly. Some of the issues to consider are: school district size and the existence of central kitchens or satellite kitchens; […]

    What is H.R. 2749?

H.R. 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act, addresses the programs and authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA currently has authority over processed foods, fruits and vegetables, and fish, while USDA has authority over meat and poultry. H.R. 2749 proposes to expand FDA’s role in agriculture, particularly through creating new food safety standards, […]

Making Policy Work for You: Tips for Meeting with Your Legislators

  Federal policy can affect the work you do, whether it’s through school lunch regulations, access to locally grown foods, or farm conservation that affects our clean air and water. Since policy can influence you, it’s important to stay informed and let your legislators know how you feel. Remember that you have a valuable local […]

The Activities and Impacts of Community Food Projects 2005-2009

  The Activities and Impacts of Community Food Projects 2005-2009 Sponsor: USDA/ NIFA Authors: Michelle Kobayashi & Lee Tyson, National Research Center, Inc. Jeanette Abi-Nader, Community Food Security Coalition Preface: Liz Tuckermanty, Community Food Projects Program The Activities and Impacts of Community Food Projects 2005-2009 Preface The Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP)1 […]

  YourCommunity, YourFood Everyone deserves a chance to make healthy food choices.

But in too many places, it’s hard to get good food—especially in low-income areas, where food is often more expensive and lower quality. Reaching the nearest full-service grocery store may take several transit stops or a long drive. People tend to eat the food that’s easy to get. When that’s mostly low- quality food, it’s […]

Dismantling Racism in Community Food Work

Rachel Slocum 15 October, 2004 This paper is intended as a means to help community food security organizations understand how racism shapes the food system. It suggests there is a need to incorporate anti-racism theory and practice into community food efforts. This paper is a work in progress. It will be influenced by independent research […]

Community Food Security Coalition FEDERAL POLICY ADVOCACY HANDBOOK

Barrett Ebright, Congressional Hunger Fellow In collaboration with Sarah Borron, CFSC Policy Associate 2007 Edition edited by Steph Larsen, CFSC Policy Organizer COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY COALITION Federal Policy Advocacy Handbook Barrett Ebright, Congressional Hunger Fellow In collaboration with Sarah Borron, CFSC Policy Associate 2007 Edition edited by Steph Larsen, CFSC Policy Organizer Acknowledgements: Thank you […]

Urban Agriculture and Soil Contamination: An Introduction to Urban Gardening Practice Guide #25

  Winter 2009 Environmental Finance Center EPA Region 4 University of Louisville Allison Houlihan Turner Center for Environmental Policy and Management University of Louisville 426 West Bloom Street Louisville, KY 40208 502-852-8042 Acknowledgment The author would like to thank Wayne Long, Jefferson County Agriculture Agent and Office Coordinator, for his thoughtful and constructive comments. […]

CHAPTER 4 Findings and Interpretations

Several key findings from this research project began to answer the three questions posed by emergency food providers in Calaveras: What are the relationships between the degree of food insecurity and specific sociodemographic characteristics of these food insecure households? What are the primary reasons Calaveras County residents are forced to seek emergency food assistance? What […]

School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations – memo

United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service 3101 Park Center Drive Alexandria, VA 22302-1500 DA TE: MEMO CODE: SUBJECT: TO: January 23, 2007 SP 02-2007 School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations Regional Directors Special Nutrition Programs All Regions State Directors Child Nutrition Programs All States We have received numerous inquiries in the past […]

CFSC – Healdsburg, CA Movers and Shakers

CASE STUDY Nancy May, the School Food Service Supervisor, is the main organizer behind this Farm to School project. She came to Healdsburg Junior High School at a time when the cafeteria was being renovated, and decided to change the emphasis from ordering a la carte items from windows to eating a healthy, appealing meal […]

Farm to School Legislation: A State-by-State Listing

To date, 24 states have passed legislation regarding farm to school programs. Below are summaries and links to the text of this legislation. This information should reflect legislation that has passed as of August 11, 2009. CA CO CT DE GA IL IA KY ME MD MA MI MT NM NY OK OR PA RI […]


Across the country, hospitals are teaming up with local growers and producers to make changes in the food service industry and local food economy. The time is right for farms and hospitals to connect to provide patients and staff with the most healthy and fresh foods available. Community Food Security Coalition WHAT IS FARM TO […]

New York State Community Food Project Grants

In New York, 12 organizations received 15 CFP grants totaling $2,678,141 between the years of 1997 and 2006. City Harvest, NYC Mount Hope Integrated Community and School Food Security Project Grant awarded: $288,793 in 2006 for a three-year period. The Mount Hope program aims to increase access to nutritious foods among residents of this low-income […]