FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward.

Everyone 12 and older already was supposed to get one booster dose for the best protection against the newest coronavirus variants — and some people, including those 50 and older, can choose a second booster.

The Food and Drug Administration’s authorization now opens a third shot of Pfizer’s vaccine to elementary-age kids, too — at least five months after their last dose.

There is one more hurdle: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must decide whether to formally recommend the booster for this age group. The CDC’s scientific advisers are scheduled to meet on Thursday.

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech make the only COVID-19 vaccine available for children of any age i n the U.S. Those ages 5 to 11

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Snap2Save’s Healthy Food Incentive Redemptions Reach New Levels

DENVER, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In the first quarter of 2022, healthy food incentive program redemptions, supported by Snap2Save’s technology, exceeded $100,000, and total redemptions since program inception have now passed $400,000. While this increase sadly demonstrates that many Americans continue to struggle with food insecurity, it shows that valuable food incentive programs, enabled by Snap2Save, are continuing to make a difference and reach families in need.

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Snap2Save’s technology automates healthy food incentive programs, lowering costs and allowing for greater expansion. Snap2Save currently supports two applications.

The first application helps grocers better serve SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) shoppers by automating USDA produce incentives, like Double Up Food Bucks. Through these programs, SNAP recipients receive vouchers for matching funds for the purchase of fresh produce.

Lonni Byrd, Food Access Manager at Nourish Colorado, which sponsors Double Up Food Bucks programs at

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Michigan’s Best Local Eats: The food at Jackson’s Craveable is healthy, but it looks decadent

JACKSON, MI – It may not look like it, but all of the food at Craveable is vegan and good for you.

Craveable has been open since April and is run by Karen Slaughter, her husband Tom Slaughter, daughter Jordon Denslow and her fiancé Taylor Dancy. The whole family is vegan and was looking for a way to show off their love for cooking to the Jackson community, Karen said.

“We just wanted to show people that vegan food can taste good too,” Karen said.

While the food truck has not been running for long, business has been great, Jordon said. They have a family-vibe and love sharing their passion for food with the community.

The food truck prides itself on having in-house, plant-based food that everyone can enjoy, Jordon said. The menu is large and includes classic favorites such as burgers, loaded mac and cheese, loaded fries, tacos, apple

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Hartford Hospital offers patients healthy food to take home for free

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A new program within Hartford Hospital is helping people get healthy, but not with medicine. Instead, it offers patients healthy food to take home.

It looks like a small supermarket, but it is actually part of Hartford Hospital. Last week, doctors started referring certain patients here for healthier food. It’s free, they can take as much as they want, and learn some recipes, too.

“If patients qualify in our office, they get a referral from our nutritionist,” said Dr. Jessica Mullins, Hartford Hospital’s director of gynecology. “They will get some education for the education piece, and they’ll get a referral to here.”

The idea is good nutrition can be just as important as medicine, especially for the pregnant women Dr. Mullins treats.

“These babies, who have moms with food insecurity, are more likely to have obesity, cardiovascular

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