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Thomas Vilsack's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Democratic
On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for Vice President
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July 14, 2016 USDA Funds 81 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects in 32 States
May 19, 2016 USDA Announces $3.8 Million in Grants and Additional $7 Million Available for Critical Research to Prevent Childhood Obesity
March 14, 2016 USDA Launches Online MyPlate, MyWins Challenge, Available Throughout National Nutrition Month
March 2, 2016 USDA Selects Ten States for Job-Driven SNAP Employment and Training Project
March 1, 2016 Blog: How the Biggest Changes in Our Nation's Nutrition Programs in a Generation Came to Be, Part I
Feb. 26, 2016 USDA Invests $25 Million in High-Priority Watersheds to Improve Water Quality
Feb. 5, 2016 USDA, NFL, Fuel Up to Play 60 Partner to Award $35 Million to Help Schools Serve Healthier Meals, Strengthen Childhood Nutrition
Feb. 4, 2016 USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry
Jan. 25, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises
Jan. 7, 2016 HHS and USDA Release New Dietary Guidelines to Encourage Healthy Eating Patterns to Prevent Chronic Diseases
Jan. 5, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Additional Support for Iowa Producers to Improve Nutrient Management and Water Quality Efforts
Jan. 4, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Study
Oct. 26, 2015 Secretary Vilsack Announces Additional Progress in Addressing Childhood Hunger, Applauds Pediatricians for their Commitment
Oct. 20, 2015 New USDA Data Show Growing Farm to School Efforts Help to Reduce Plate Waste, Increase Student Participation in Healthier School Meals Program
Oct. 6, 2015 USDA Seeks Applications for $16.8 Million in Grants to Empower SNAP Participants to Make Healthy Eating Choices
Oct. 6, 2015 Blog: 2015 Dietary Guidelines: Giving You the Tools You Need to Make Healthy Choices
Oct. 2, 2015 USDA Awards $34.3 Million to Support Communities' Local Foods Infrastructure, Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables
Sept. 15, 2015 Establishment of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Aug. 3, 2015 Blog - Building a Better Future for Our Children
March 26, 2015 USDA Announces Grants for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs
March 24, 2015 Blog: Keep School Lunches Healthy
March 11, 2015 Blog: Sound Nutrition: What Every Child Needs
Feb. 19, 2015 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Submits Report
Jan. 21, 2015 USDA Proposes New Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry Products
Nov. 20, 2014 On National Rural Health Day, Secretary Vilsack Touts Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Rural Communities, Announces New Health Investments
July 31, 2014 USDA Announces Additional Food Safety Requirements, New Inspection System for Poultry Products
June 5, 2014 USDA Announces Funding, Issues Federal Order to Combat PEDv
May 27, 2014 USDA Launches New Resources at ChooseMyPlate.gov to Help Cost-Conscious Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices
March 14, 2014 Hearing of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - Budget Hearing - Department of Agriculture
March 12, 2014 USDA Awards Grants to Develop Obesity Prevention Programs
Jan. 16, 2014 American Adults are Choosing Healthier Foods, Consuming Healthier Diets
Sept. 17, 2013 USDA Celebrates National Health IT Week
Aug. 23, 2013 Blog: Secretary's Column: Continuing the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
June 28, 2013 USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Bring Improved Educational and Healthcare Services to Rural Communities
June 21, 2013 Secretary Kicks Off USDA for All Seasons Campaign
May 14, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Unveils Vision for U.S. Organic Agriculture
May 1, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Improvements to the National School Lunch Program
April 12, 2013 USDA Calls on Communities to Help Fill the Summer Meal Gap; Ensure Children Have Access to Healthy Food Year Round
April 5, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Efforts to Improve School Meals
March 28, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Efforts to Increase Access to Affordable and Healthy Food
March 21, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Benefits for Business and the Economy
March 15, 2013 Remarks of Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Maine Medical Center
March 14, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Affirms Need for Generational Change
March 4, 2013 USDA Kicks Off National Nutrition Month by Highlighting Breakfast
Sept. 6, 2012 USDA's SuperTracker Diet Planning and Tracking Tool Reaches One Million Registered Users
July 16, 2012 Blog: Calling All Champions of Change: Send Us Your Stories!
July 13, 2012 Obama Administration Releases Report on Progress and Next Steps in Restoring the Everglades, Announces Additional $80 Million in Project Funding
June 8, 2012 Blog: Increasing Healthy Food Access, A Community Conversation and a National Challenge
June 6, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Health and Safety, and Increase Educational Opportunities in Rural Communities
March 23, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: A Health Care Law for Rural America
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