Month: May 2017

As people age, their nutrition needs and dietary preferences change. But few have examined the shopping habits and eating patterns of Americans ages 50-plus—the country’s fastest-growing demographic. That’s why the IFIC Foundation, in collaboration with AARP Foundation, conducted an oversample of respondents ages 50–80 for the 2017 Food and Health Survey to help uncover insights […]

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The AP reports that President Trump’s budget proposal to “rein in” the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s $70 billion cost could prove a “hard sell, especially in the Senate, where lawmakers have been hesitant to slash what is supposed to be a temporary safety net for Americans who find themselves unable to adequately feed themselves or […]

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The Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail (5/13, Garland, 9K) reports grocery chain Kroger’s announcements of price cuts for 3,000 items in stores nationwide came at the same time of its closure of “a program that will affect most of its West Virginia stores: the senior discount program,” which allows customers over 59 to receive five percent discounts […]