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    Diet soda may increase hunger and weight gain : Shots

    Drinking artificially sweetened diet sodas may lead to increase in appetite and weight gain, research finds. Pornchai Jaito/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption toggle caption Pornchai Jaito/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Drinking artificially sweetened diet sodas may lead to increase in appetite and weight gain, research finds. Pornchai Jaito/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm The “diet” in diet drinks may be a false promise for some soda lovers. True, they deliver the fizz and taste of a soda experience, without the calories. Yet, new research shows they also can leave people with increased food cravings. A study published recently in JAMA Network Open adds to the evidence that drinks  

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    North Texas is thawing, but hunger remains as grocery stores and food banks struggle to meet demand

    Alicia Marquin tried to save as much food from her refrigerator as she could this week as temperatures dropped and snow accumulated outside her West Dallas home. Sandwich meat was fed to her husband and 82-year-old father. She put food on the verge of spoiling out into the snow to stay cold until wild animals claimed it. Without power for two days and snowed in for two more, the 52-year-old ventured onto roads of melting ice on Friday only to find grocery store shelves bare. “No bread, no milk, nothing,” Marquin said. Melting ice across North Texas gave way to  

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    Let’s give the gift of hunger relief

    If you’re still wrestling and wrangling with leftovers from Thanksgiving, consider yourself fortunate. This is the time of year when the grocery stores are humming, and recipes for holiday treats zing back and forth across social media.  We sing songs about food; entire TV specials are devoted to it. But recently, a stunning photo showing lines of motorists in Texas waiting for hours to receive food ricocheted around the world. The sight of so many vehicles was almost biblical in scale, a shocking and stark reminder that not all is well in many parts of America. An estimated 50 million  

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    Food banks face growing hunger crisis ahead of the holidays during the pandemic

    Food banks have seen a spike in demand since the pandemic struck. November 25, 2020, 3:43 PM • 11 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Food banks have seen a spike in demand since the pandemic struck. In communities across the country, millions of Americans — even those who are employed — are becoming more food insecure. A report issued last month by the nonprofit Feeding America found that 1 in 6 people (more than 50 million) could face food insecurity in 2020, defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “a lack of consistent  

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    Hunger Action Network calls for more help with food insecurity

    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Food insecurity is an issue all year long, but this year, the severity is more than ever. Now, the Hunger Action Network of New York State is coming together and calling for help as we get closer to the holidays. Natasha Pernicka, of the Food Pantries for the Capital District, said this is a time where the state and federal government need to step up and fully fund resources and pass emergency aid. With the drastic need in the community, she said the programs need to be consistent and reliable. She also added that  

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    Hunger Task Force Drive-Thu Food Drive continues to accept donations for vital time of year

    MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — For 13 hours on Friday, cars loaded with bags of healthy food streamed into the Miller Park parking lot. The 9th annual Drive Thru Food Drive for Hunger Task Force with CBS 58 and the Brewers Community Foundation was once again a success.  “Whenever you help somebody else it makes you feel really good, and that hopeful feeling that you create for another person can be contagious,” said Executive director of the Hunger Task Force Sherrie Tussler. In this case, the contagion is hope for the growing number of people showing up a food pantries, some  

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    UK Does a U-Turn, Backs Soccer Star’s Child Hunger Campaign | Business News

    By PAN PYLAS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The British government has made another abrupt about-face and now says it will provide free meals to disadvantaged children in England over the upcoming holidays following a hugely popular child hunger campaign by soccer star Marcus Rashford. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson phoned the 23-year-old Manchester United striker after his team’s Premier League victory over Everton on Saturday to inform him of the government’s decision to spend 170 million pounds ($220 million) in extra funding to support needy families over the coming year. “Following the game today, I had a good conversation  

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    Mow Down Hunger campaign seeks to raise 1 million meals for children in need | News

    More than 310,000 children in southeast Michigan rely on free or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches at school to provide two of their three daily meals. With many schools relying on virtual and/or hybrid instruction for now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important to get children the food they may be missing while not within school buildings. Gleaners Community Food Bank and Weingartz have partnered for the 11th annual Mow Down Hunger campaign, which runs through Oct. 6. Downriver emergency food distribution sites are located in Allen Park, Ecorse, Lincoln Park, River Rouge, Wyandotte, as well  

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    Mobile Grocery Store Helping Fight Hunger In Camden County

    CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ — There’s a new food bank in Camden County, and this one’s mobile. On the heels of a report that the coronavirus pandemic is increasing hunger across the country, including in Camden County, Virtua Health announced the launch of its Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store. This year-round, 40-foot store-on-wheels is the newest addition to Virtua’s portfolio of programs that position food as a form of medicine, the health system said. “Virtua Health has championed food access for several years and is a national leader in reimagining how health systems can reduce food insecurity on the local level,”  

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    Mobile Grocery Store Helping Fight Hunger In Burlington County

    BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — There’s a new food bank in Burlington County, and this one’s mobile. On the heels of a report that the coronavirus pandemic is increasing hunger across the country, including in Burlington County, Virtua Health announced the launch of its Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store. This year-round, 40-foot store-on-wheels is the newest addition to Virtua’s portfolio of programs that position food as a form of medicine, the health system said. “Virtua Health has championed food access for several years and is a national leader in reimagining how health systems can reduce food insecurity on the local level,”  

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