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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SNAP food guidelines
First District US Rep. Phil Roe,(R-TN) says he has re-introduced the Healthy Food Choices Act. He says the legislation will improve the food guidelines for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by aligning them with the same standards used for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. The move he says, will ensure that SNAP recipients are using their benefits to purchase nutritious foods The lawmaker, a retired physician says he has seen first-hand how the WIC program helps expectant mothers make healthy choices with their diet. "By encouraging healthier food choices with taxpayer funds, we can make a positive difference in many people’s lives. Additionally, taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize items that have little to no nutritional value; instead, those items can be purchased with private funds. A family’s income bracket should never prevent them from living a healthy lifestyle, and I am hopeful this bill will continue the important conversation about how we can best address food insecurity and incentivize healthy eating habits for all American families.”

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Cocke School Board
  • Jefferson City arrests
  • Smokies biodiversity
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Eternal Beverage project progresses
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    Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Cocke County IDB to meet
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  • White cutting
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    Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Corker nominated for judgeship
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  • Wyse conviction
  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
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    Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
  • More Tennessee adults in school
  • TVA cuts support for solar
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