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Additional Tennessee Counties Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

September 21, 2018

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that three Tennessee counties have been quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) after detection of the forest-devastating insect, bringing the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 62.

Cheatham County, Giles County, and Maury County now added to Tennessee and Federal Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine.

Cheatham County, Giles County, and Maury County now added to Tennessee and Federal Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says more and more Farmers Markets accept SNAP

August 11, 2018

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says in Tennessee, a growing number of farmers markets are putting more dollars into farmers’ pockets while helping hungry people maximize their access to fresh food.

Forty of Tennessee’s farmers markets now work with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government’s primary anti-hunger program.

Buying Farm fresh foods is a “Snap” at Tennessee Farmers Markets.

Buying Farm fresh foods is a “Snap” at Tennessee Farmers Markets.

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Tennesseans Love Farmers Markets

August 10, 2018

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennesseans love their farmers markets, and the proof is in their growth.

In 2000, fewer than 50 farmers markets were listed with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products program. By 2014, Tennessee had 154 farmers markets, ranking first in the nation in growth of farmers markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

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Farmers Markets Bridge Rural and Urban Communities to Help Both Grow

August 1, 2018

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee’s farmers markets create an economic and social bridge between the state’s rural communities and its major population centers. There are many ways for you to celebrate this vital role during National Farmers Market Week August 5th-11th, 2018.

With 168 farmers markets listed on the Pick Tennessee website and mobile app, it is easy to find fresh foods and goods near you.

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown Market

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Risk of heart disease in urban ‘food deserts’ is associated with individual’s income, rather than access to healthy food

September 26, 2017

Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The risk for developing cardiovascular disease is higher in individuals living in low income neighborhoods or with lower personal income regardless of their access to healthy food, according to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

The study, conducted by Emory University School of Medicine, focused on the effects of income, education and socioeconomic status on healthy people living in urban food deserts in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Cardiovascular disease risk is higher in people with low income or who live in low income neighborhoods regardless of their access to healthy food. (American Heart Association)

Cardiovascular disease risk is higher in people with low income or who live in low income neighborhoods regardless of their access to healthy food. (American Heart Association)

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Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults

June 9, 2017

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and eligible agencies across the state provide meals to children and adults through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP.

The CACFP is a federally funded program that provides reimbursement for eligible meals that are served to participants who meet age and income requirements.

Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults

Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults

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Tennessee State Veterinarian Issues Poultry Health Advisory

March 15, 2017

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The state veterinarian for Tennessee is urging all poultry owners to take extra precautions to protect their flocks from illness.

“We are working to protect the poultry population from exposure to avian influenza,” State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher said. “The best way to protect your birds is to increase your biosecurity measures and particularly, to keep your birds at home for now.”

H7N9 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detected at a commercial poultry farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee on March 4th.

H7N9 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detected at a commercial poultry farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee on March 4th.

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Tennessee Department of Human Services Kicks Off 2017 Summer Food Service Program Application Cycle

January 30, 2017

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, 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.

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American Heart Association Praises USDA for Moving Sodium Standards Forward

January 7, 2017

American Heart AssociationWashington, 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:

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an "ELECTRICAL" problem. A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem. A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. (American Heart Association)

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an “ELECTRICAL” problem. A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem. A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Rabies Vaccinations crucial in preventing Deaths

April 2, 2016

Health, Agriculture & TWRA Leaders Ask Tennesseans to Help Fight Deadly Disease

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, 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.

Rabies

Rabies

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