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School nutrition manager arrested after meth found at school

Dec. 03, 2021 08:23 AM EST

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — A school nutrition manager is facing drug charges after authorities say they found methamphetamine at her school and in her car. The employee was arrested this week and is no longer employed at Cedar Ridge Elementary School, The Augusta Chronicle...

Maine university to pilot senior nutrition program

Nov. 25, 2021 14:10 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine university plans to use a federal grant to pilot a nutrition program for older residents who live in low-income housing. The University of New England received the $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

French citizen charged in scheme to sell weight loss drug

Nov. 24, 2021 13:25 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A French citizen is facing a charge in New Jersey that he made false statements to try and gain the rights to sell a weight loss drug. Alain Bouaziz was arrested Tuesday night at Newark Liberty International Airport as he prepared to leave the the...

Coalition launched to provide school lunches to global needy

Nov. 16, 2021 21:11 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 60 governments and 50 U.N. agencies and organizations have joined forces to press for the restoration of school lunches for all 388 million primary school children who were receiving the meals before the COVID-19 pandemic. They also will push...

Is there a constitutional right to food? Mainers to decide

Oct. 23, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Depending on whom you ask, Maine’s proposed “right to food” constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies, and turn urban neighborhoods into cattle pastures. ...

Free food and healthy, too: Small town grows its own veggies

Oct. 18, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

DURAND, Mich. (AP) — Need a tomato for a sandwich? In one small community, it's as easy as picking one from a plant growing downtown. Durand in Shiawassee County, southwest of Flint, offers an “edible landscape,” a variety of free fruits and vegetables. ...

Alabama schools battling food shortages amid pandemic

Sep. 26, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Cayce Davis spends hours of her day on the phone. As child nutrition director for Elmore County schools, she has to call their three food distributors to figure out which food products they actually have and what they can substitute. She has to see if her district’s...

Many hurdles for families with food challenges, poll shows

Sep. 24, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans struggling to feed their families over the past pandemic year say they have had difficulty figuring out how to get help and had trouble finding healthy foods they can afford. A poll from Impact Genome and The Associated Press-NORC Center...

Philanthropies pledge billions during UN meeting

Sep. 23, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced plans Thursday to spend more than $900 million over the next five years to curb global malnutrition, a move to stem the rise in world hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's one of several pledges private donors made this week as world leaders...

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

Sep. 16, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers. Childhood obesity has been increasing for decades, but the new work suggests an acceleration last year — especially in those who already...