A fund to cover student lunch debt was established in response to "lunch-shaming" practices in schools. But the fund hasn't kept pace with the charges.
Valerie Castile's $8,000 gift to a Minnesota high school wiped out lunch debts for about 100 students. Her son, a cafeteria worker who often bought lunch for needy kids, was killed by police in 2016.
Sustainable agriculture comes in all shapes and sizes--from a permaculture farm in Indiana, to an aquaponics project in Kentucky.
A growing number of low-income families that do not qualify for free school lunches are going into deeper debt, as school districts crack down on outstanding payments.
An annual report on school breakfasts shows steadily increasing participation rates as many schools begin serving meals to all students free of charge.
Advocates say the Trump administration's rollback of nutrition requirements could lead to school meals that are inconsistent with federal dietary guidelines.
The federal agency wants school districts to better communicate with parents their policies for unpaid student lunch debts.
Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.
When Cheryl Johnson visits school cafeterias, she sees kids eating more fruits and vegetables, but the amount of food thrown away has not increased.
Many kids rely on school for food their families can't afford. Two reports suggest one group is falling through the cracks: teens.
Bagged lunches are delivered to low-income neighborhoods around Monroe County. Spaghetti squash 101 with Daniel Orr. And, the trouble with pets in farm country.
Todd Rokita argued the government should cut back on free school lunch programs when he attended Wednesday’s State Board of Education Meeting.
Ellie Symes and Lucas Moehle want to develop technology to monitor the inner workings of beehives to help them better understand what's causing bee deaths.
In the absence of equipment for making their own meals from scratch, schools rely on large manufacturers to provide them pre-made.
If the bill is passed, 120 Indiana schools with about 60,000 students would no longer be eligible to participate in the federal school lunch program.
In the podcast, listen as Jill Vance points out wild edibles -- no mushrooms here! Before you forage, check out her list of favorite identification books.
The School Nutrition Association wants more flexibility in the nutrition rules to keep more kids buying lunch. It appears lawmakers are listening.
The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but it gives schools more leeway in implementing them.
A new study found school children are more likely to choose healthy school lunch options if given more time to consume them.
Vegetarian government leaders in India rejected a plan to add eggs to help feed malnourished children, drawing fire from advocates for the nation’s poor.