Topic: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nashville, TN – The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 2017 application will be available beginning Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. SFSP is a federally funded program intended to ensure that children who benefit from free and reduced price meals during the school year, have access to nutritious meals during the summer months.
The Department encourages Tennesseans with a desire to alleviate child hunger and strengthen communities to learn more about the program.
Washington, D.C. – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) memo to state agencies responsible for school meal programs.
The memo outlines the next phase of lowering sodium and sets target two for school year 2017-2018:
Washington, D.C. – Circumstances can alter the chosen cooking method for a turkey just as a detour causes driver to find an alternate route. A power outage may occur, an oven may fail at an inopportune time, and more than one large food item may need cooking.
The conventional oven—the appliance most often used to cook a whole turkey—is not the only way to get the big bird cooked safely. The following methods suggested by the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline are alternate routes for cooking a turkey safely.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces its sponsorship of the 2016 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce 15 Communities to Receive Site Development Grants
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd have announced that 15 communities will receive $5.7 million in Site Development Grants to prepare economic development sites for market.
The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Development Fund announced by Haslam and Boyd last October.
Health, Agriculture & TWRA Leaders Ask Tennesseans to Help Fight Deadly Disease
Nashville, TN – In the first three months of this year, the Tennessee Department of Health State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed rabies in three wild animals and five pet dogs and cats.
The deadly disease is causing concern for officials with the departments of Health and Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, who believe some may have forgotten or are not aware of the impact of rabies.
Pledge support to raising awareness on child hunger in Tennessee #NoTNChildHungryPledge
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Dr. Raquel Hatter announced the launch of an awareness campaign calling attention to childhood hunger in Tennessee and urging Tennesseans to pledge support to help ensure no Tennessee child goes hungry.
In Tennessee, more than half a million children may go hungry each day. One in four Tennessee children faces the risk of hunger. This call to action is to generate awareness, prompt change, and help ensure that No Tennessee Child Goes Hungry.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The deadline for Turkey Quota Hunt applications at Land Between The Lakes is February 29, 2016. Hunters may apply online, 24/7, at lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/ or by phone until 4:00pm February 29th.
If applying by phone, call 270.924.2065, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Application fees are $5.00 online and $7.00 by phone.
Two adult quota hunts and a youth quota hunt in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between The Lakes require prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates.
American Heart Association Says New Dietary Guidelines Will Help Establish a Healthier Roadmap for Americans
Dallas, TX – The American Heart Association (AHA) applauds the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) on the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
“The new federal dietary guidelines give Americans more flexibility in their diets without sacrificing their health. By providing a valuable source of nutrition information, the standards are part of a roadmap to help build a ‘culture of health’ in America. This healthier culture will help reduce our risk for heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world,” said Mark Creager, M.D., president of the American Heart Association.
Golden Pond, KY – Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area and Trails, at Land Between The Lakes, is temporarily closed. The area recently received several inches of rain and freeze/thaw conditions are forecasted. To protect the resource, Turkey Bay will reopen when soil conditions improve.
Caution is recommended to anyone recreating in Land Between The Lakes, especially when hiking trails and driving back roads, due to saturated soil conditions.
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