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Public News Service - MD: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Hip, knee and back pain can set in by overdoing it, or also by not getting enough exercise. (Kevin Patrick Allen)

BALTIMORE, Md. - It may sound like a joke or an insult, but Dormant Butt Syndrome is a real issue and affects millions of Americans. It's a weakness of the gluteal muscles that can be caused by repetitive motions, or by sitting still for too long. Wexner Medical Center physical therapist Chris K

Many parents and guardians don't know where children can get free summer meals. (Christine Marie Fletcher)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - About a quarter of a million children in Maryland rely on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch programs during the school year. but when summer rolls around, many of these children go hungry, according to the anti-hunger group Hunger Free America. Meals and snacks are

A new study finds older Americans, especially men, and certain ethnic groups need to drink more water to stay healthy. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed up on a study that was done about a decade ago that looks at whether Americans are drinking enough water. In its updated report, released today, CDC researchers say women are better at drinking water than men, and older A

New food-stamp regulations are going into effect in Maryland next month, and food pantries may not be able to handle the influx. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - People age 18 to 49 who are considered able-bodied adults with no dependents will lose SNAP benefits on April 1 unless they meet new federal requirements. They have to work at least 20 hours a week, be in school or participate in a volunteer or job-training program. Beth Martino,

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Senate Agriculture Committee has given approval to what opponents call the DARK Act, or Deny Americans the Right to Know. It would block states from putting genetically modified food labeling laws into place, and would reverse strict GMO laws that some states already have passe

More than 750,000 Marylanders don't have enough to eat and volunteers are helping to end that by participating in a food drive. (AAR.)

BALTIMORE – There are more than 750,000 people in Maryland who don't know where their next meal is coming from, and according to AARP many of them are older residents who have to decide between paying their electricity bill, buying prescription medications or purchasing food. Volunteers from

Volunteers at the National Mall will pack one million meals for the hungry. Credit: USDA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An army of volunteers, including a busload from Baltimore, will fill the National Mall tomorrow to prepare one million meals for the Capital Area Food Bank. It's an AARP project for A Celebration of Service, with many of the meals going to seniors, veterans and first responders

Three farmers markets in Baltimore have partnered with the Summer Food Service Program to dish up healthy food and nutrition education for children. Credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BALTIMORE - Fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs - and kids - are the stars of the party for National Farmers Market Week (Aug. 2-8) in Maryland. At an event today, at the Govanstowne Farmers Market, a new partnership is being celebrated where farmers markets are also Summer Food Service Program sites.

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