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State Patches Hole In Nutrition Funding Left By Fiscal Cliff Deal

More federal budget cuts loom in the form of sequestration. But local anti-obesity programs are only now discovering how they fared in the last round of cuts – January’s fiscal cliff deal. Federal lawmakers cut more than $100 million from SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) in that deal. The program aims to help food stamp recipients develop healthy eating habits.