Healthy Food

Inflation means higher food prices, which impacts healthy eating

Inflation means higher food prices, which impacts healthy eating

  • Federal officials earlier this month said inflation hit a 40-year high and the consumer price index jumped 8.5% annually. For those who were already struggling, the rapid increases are forcing even tougher choices about what, when and how often to eat.
  • On average, Americans spend about 10% of their income on food. The poorest Americans pay closer to 30%.
  • Experts worry high food prices mean more children will grow up with poor nutrition, setting more kids up for a lifetime of health problems,
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Arlington-Based Food Platform HUNGRY Acquires Healthy Snacks Provider

ARLINGTON, VA — HUNGRY, a technology-enabled food catering and delivery platform based in Arlington, has completed its acquisition of snack foods company NatureBox.

The deal marks HUNGRY’s third major acquisition in the past three years, after previously purchasing LocalStove and Ripe-Catering. Terms of the NatureBox deal were not disclosed.

NatureBox offers healthy snacks delivered directly to clients’ homes and offices. Its SnackPass product allows customized snacking for employees in large or small offices, both on-site and remote. It has served more than 3.5 million consumers and thousands of corporate clients.

HUNGRY was founded in 2017 by Jeff Grass, Eman Pahlavani

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Hepatitis outbreak in kids may be linked to adenovirus, WHO says

An outbreak of severe hepatitis in healthy children that has caused liver failure in some kids might be linked to adenovirus infection, though further investigation is needed, World Health Organization officials said on Thursday.

Eleven countries, including the U.S., have reported at least 169 cases of severe acute hepatitis in children aged 1 month to 16 years old with the largest outbreak in the U.K, according to the latest WHO report. At least 17 children have required liver transplants and one patient has died.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver most commonly caused by viruses, but medications and

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Michigan Food Security Council releases recommendations to expand access to healthy, affordable food

This article is part of State of Health, a series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challenges. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

According to the state of Michigan’s estimates, 1.9 million Michiganders experienced food insecurity during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020; 552,000 of them were children. In response, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer launched the Food Security Council in August 2020. The council issued its final report in February 2022, with 11 recommendations that seek to ensure Michigan families have access to affordable, nutritious food. 
Phil Knight.

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