The Sunshine Vitamin: Bone Health

When the clocks are set back and the weather starts getting colder, getting enough vitamin D can become an issue. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin made in the body with the exposure to sunlight. With less sunlight during the winter months as well as more clothes covering the skin, vitamin D intake through foods becomes even more important.

Video: 2012 Farm Bill – Less to Eat?

(Chicago) – Video: The 2012 U.S. Farm Bill currently being negotiated in Washington could empty the plates of Vital Bridges clients if $14 billion in food stamp cuts proposed by the U.S. House are approved. Health care strategist Deborah Hinde of the Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care/Heartland Health Outreach discusses the farm bill cuts…

U.S. Senate Farm Bill Slashes $4.5 Billion from Food Stamps Threatening 24,000 in Illinois

(Chicago) –The 2012 farm bill approved last week by the U.S. Senate cut $4.5 billion from federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 24,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 5,000 in Chicago. Those estimates were released today by a Chicago-based nutrition group which helps feed and sustain low-income people living with HIV/AIDS…

U.S. Senator Richard Lugar’s 2012 Farm Bill Would Eliminate Food Stamps for 74,000 in Illinois

(Chicago) – April 3, 2012. Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana reintroduced legislation last month to cut $40 billion from federal farming support and federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 74,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 15,000 in Chicago. Those estimates come from a Chicago-based nutrition group which helps feed and…