City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms...

Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed ...

Taipei Dept. of Health offers healthy BBQ tips for Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As barbecuing has become a popular pastime of families in Taiwan during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, Taipei Department of Health (DOH) has offered the public timely tips fo...

Ju Percussion Group founder gives speech at Taiwan’s MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ju Tzong-Ching (朱宗慶), the founder and artistic director of the Ju Percussion Group, was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MOFA) Department of NGO Internatio...

Victims of Texas, Ohio shootings included parents, students

Nearly 1,600 miles (2,575 kilometers) apart, the cities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, have been united in grief and pain by a pair of shootings that left more 30 people dead. I...

Shooting victims include a mom who died protecting her baby

In the border town of El Paso, Texas, a shooter opened fire and left 20 people dead and more than two dozen injured. Hours later in Dayton, Ohio, a shooter killed 9 people and injured at least 27 othe...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 30 The Chicago Tribune on a tactic some wealthy parents used to secure...

States exceeding federal eligibility thresholds for food aid

President Donald Trump's administration has proposed to tighten eligibility standards for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps. The proposed rule change would no...

Trump proposal seeks to crack down on food stamp 'loophole'

Residents signing up for food stamps in Minnesota are provided a brochure about domestic violence, but it doesn't matter if they even read the pamphlet. The mere fact it was made available could allow...

Study: Home-delivered meals could save money for Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare could save $1.57 for every dollar spent delivering free healthy meals to frail seniors after a hospitalization, according to a new study that comes as lawmakers look to rest...

USDA rule could affect 3.1M food stamp recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could affect about 3.1 million people. ...

For Tour de France riders, eating on the job key to winning

BRUSSELS (AP) — At the Tour de France, there are two types of eating. There's food for pure pleasure, consumed with gusto by those who follow the race for three weeks through French ...

Taiwan confirms new cases of avian flu on 3 farms

More than 7,500 birds were culled after new cases of avian influenza were confirmed on three poultry farms in Yunlin County, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) sa...

To boost milk, dairy groups support high school coffee bars

NEW YORK (AP) — Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk. It's one small wa...

UN: Sudan's health supply shortage exacerbated by crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says Sudan is facing shortages of medicine and health supplies because of its ongoing economic crisis, which has been exacerbated by recent political upheaval....