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November 21, 2012

Food Banks Join Kaiser in Program to Offer More Nutritious Fare

Nonprofit insurer Kaiser Permanente and Jewish hunger charity Mazon are launching an effort to stock food pantries with fresher, healthier fare, the Los Angeles Times writes. The Healthy Options, Healthy Meals program, announced Monday, will involve 12 food banks in six states and the District of Columbia.

The effort is aimed at cementing a drive already under way at many food banks to offer more nutritious options to the growing number of families that depend on the charities to feed their families. The participating groups will "provide a concrete blueprint for how food providers can increase the nutritional quality of the foods and beverages they distribute," said Health Options, Healthy Meals head Marla Feldman.