WIC State Agency

WIC State Agency
WIC State Agency is listed in the Nutritionists & Dietitians category in Bryan, Texas. Displayed below are the social networks for WIC State Agency which include a Facebook page, a Twitter account and a YouTube channel. The activity and popularity of WIC State Agency on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 79.

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3400 S Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77802
(979) 260-2942

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#Summermeals programs help kids get the nutrition they need to learn, play & grow throughout the summer months! twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

RT @USDA: #DYK Many U.S. children eat more servings of fruits than vegetables, but most eat less of each than they should https://t.co/WsJ7…

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Getting “Ticked Off” with Ticks As we kickoff the traditional start to the summer and head outdoors, remember to apply that sunscreen. Oh, and watch for ticks. According to Andrew Li, an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entomologist who is leading a new deer tick control program, they’re out in force, too. Experts predict 2017 will see the highest number in years of these sesame-seed-size parasites—also known as “blacklegged ticks”—that spread the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Several factors have contributed to the upsurge. A bumper crop of red oak acorn last fall and an overall warmer-than-usual winter in the Midwest and the East added up to a population explosion of white-footed mice, which typically provide deer tick larvae with their first blood meal. Along with this blood, ticks can get the Lyme disease-causing bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi). The warmer winter also kept some of the tick population from dying during what is usually their dormant period. Upon the arrival of spring, ticks have become active again, looking for their next blood meals, and it doesn’t really matter if it comes from a deer, dog or human. Ticks don’t discriminate. White-tailed deer are just the most common medium- to large-size mammal to walk through the tall grass and brush where deer ticks wait to hop aboard the buffet. Li, who coordinates the ARS five-year Area-Wide Integrated Tick Management Project, is comparing several control methods in wooded areas and bordering residential suburban neighborhoods. He hopes to reduce the percentage of both white-footed mice and white-tailed deer that are carrying ticks or at least ticks infected with B. burgdorferi. Control methods include rodent bait boxes, ARS-patented “4-poster” deer treatment feeders, and a bioinsecticide spray, all based on the principles of integrated pest management (IPM)—using the least amount of pesticides possible while still getting the job done. Both the 4-poster feeder and the mouse bait box are designed to lure in deer and mice, respectively, so they may brush up against a tick-killing pesticide. One of the project’s unique features is that before Li decides where to put the 4-posters, his team is fitting a number of deer with GPS collars to track the paths of bucks and does between parklands and residential areas. This will bring scientific precision to where the 4-posters are placed—something that has not been done before. While there is some information about deer movement patterns in suburban landscapes, the exact relationship between white-tailed deer travels and tick distribution isn’t well understood. Ultimately, Li wants to create an IPM-based control strategy that can easily be used by neighborhood associations, public health agencies especially at the municipal and county levels, and even by individual homeowners. Captions: Adult deer tick, the kind that can carry and spread Lyme disease. Photo by Scott Bauer An ARS-patented “4-poster” device that lures deer so that they get tick-killing pesticide transferred to their heads, necks and ears while feeding at the device. Photo by Wayne Ryan

USDA Announces Summer EBT Grants; Includes New States, Rural Communities WASHINGTON, June 28, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the award of $31.5 million in Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) Grants to explore ways to alleviate hunger among low-income children during the summer, including new projects in Texas and Tennessee. Rigorous evaluations of continuing projects have found that Summer EBT can significantly reduce very low food security among children, the most severe form of food insecurity, by one-third. “Summer EBT can help close the summer ‘nutrition gap’ faced by low-income households, when schools are closed and their children no longer have access to healthy school meals,” said Yvette Jackson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services. “This is particularly true in areas that are difficult to serve through existing summer meals programs, such as rural locations or areas where transportation options are limited.” During the academic year, free and reduced price school meals help ensure that nearly 22 million low-income children have consistent access to nutritious food through the National School Lunch Program. Only about one in six of those children currently participate in summer meals programs. “USDA has made significant efforts to reach these children through traditional summer meals programs and is testing the use of Summer EBT to help fill the gaps,” Jackson said. For summer 2017, USDA is awarding Summer EBT grants to nine states and tribal nations that operated demonstration projects in 2016: Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Virginia, and the Chickasaw and Cherokee nations. Seven of the nine grantees are expanding their projects to serve more low-income children in rural communities in 2017 by adding communities within their state or tribal nation and boosting outreach to eligible children. USDA is also awarding grants to two new applicants to operate demonstrations in 2018. Tennessee and Texas will be the first states to launch new Summer EBT demonstration projects since 2012, allowing USDA and the states to test strategies for building Summer EBT infrastructure and engaging local communities. Texas participated in Summer EBT in summers 2011-2013 and will be launching its 2018 demonstration in two new communities in central Texas: Elgin and Georgetown school districts. Tennessee will operate a Summer EBT demonstration for the first time in Greene, Hancock, and Hawkins Counties. “Studies show that additional resources provided by Summer EBT enable families to eat significantly more fruits, vegetables and whole grains – key building blocks to better health,” Jackson said. “Based on these successes, it makes sense to continue exploring ways to maximize this proven resource and the grants announced today will help do that.” Summer EBT provides low-income families with children with a monthly benefit on a debit-type card that can be used throughout the summer for food purchases at stores in their community. Summer EBT is a complement to traditional summer meals programs and has proven especially practical in areas with limited or no access to traditional summer meal programs. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers 15 nutrition assistance programs that include the Summer Food Service Program, the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that, working together, comprise America's nutrition safety net. For more information, visit www.fns.usda.gov.

NEWS: @USDA Announces Summer EBT Grants; Includes New States, #Rural Communities ow.ly/Mvue30d2sdO

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U.S. Department of Agriculture added 2 new photos.
2017 Census of Agriculture Countdown Series: Get to Know Your State Statistician Wisconsin State Statistician Greg Bussler I have been in my current position for about four years and have been employed with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) for more than 28 years. I grew up on a 200-acre hog, corn, and soybean farm in south central Minnesota. I graduated from the University of Minnesota where I majored in animal science, and then received a Master of Science degree in animal breeding from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Following graduation, I worked for Pig Improvement Company (PIC) at the 1,000-sow genetic nucleus swine herd in Spring Green, Wisconsin, for about two years. At that point, I wanted to change from production agriculture and follow my interest in working with numbers by switching to a career with NASS. During my career here at NASS, I have worked at various locations, including Wisconsin, Washington, D.C., Kentucky, and Minnesota. I have enjoyed getting to know farmers and learning about different types of agriculture through the years. I currently resides in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, with my wife, Jean. I have two adult children, Jason and Hannah. During my free time in summer, I enjoy playing disc golf. Caption: Bussler staffing a booth at the International Cheese Technology Exposition in Madison, Wisconsin, last April.

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