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Hey, I’ve got a five year-old. I know the pressure to get your child to eat healthy can feel overwhelming. You’re up against a $4.2 billion dollar marketing barrage, meals that are equal parts diabolically delicious and caloric...
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News stories tagged with "children"
by Julie Grant
Sep 07, 2004 — Fair season is in full swing in counties around the Midwest, and for kids in 4-H it's the culmination of months of work. Many have been raising animals to show and sell at the fair. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Grant spent time with one farm family and reports that the experience can be rewarding and difficult for children. Go to full article
May 03, 2004 — A coalition of law enforcement officers, crime victims advocates, and child abuse prevention groups say helping abused and neglected kids can make a big difference in preventing future crime. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
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Jun 04, 2003 — Senator Hillary Clinton is pushing a Senate measure to give a $400-a-child tax credit to millions of low-income families not included in the recent $350 billion tax cut package. Clinton has signed onto a bill sponsored by Democrats and a few Republicans to extend the tax credit, to be paid for by ending some corporate tax shelters. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Feb 21, 2003 — A youth survey in 2001 showed high rates of alcohol use among students in 16 districts throughout St. Lawrence County. The survey was given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. The results confirmed what local health officials basically knew already, that alcohol use and abuse is a continuing problem in the county. To address the risks of alcohol, drug and other teen problem behaviors, local representatives from human service agencies, law enforcement and education began training in the Communities That Care initiative. Martha Foley talks with Pam Whittet, Assistant Superintendent of the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and chairwoman of the Community Board. Go to full article
Feb 05, 2003 — Hundreds of school children marched at the State Capitol to protest Governor Pataki's proposed cuts to after-school programs. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2003 — Governor Pataki's record budget cuts to schools in New York state are drawing an angry response from teachers unions and other education advocates, who say children will be harmed. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jan 29, 2003 — Cornell Cooperative Extension officials in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence county say the time is ripe to start serving more North Country-grown produce in local schools. Cooperative Extension started its first farm-to-school pilot programs last summer in Canton, Massena and at SUNY-Potsdam. The aim this year is to get more farmers and schools involved. Request program information. Todd Moe reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Dec 20, 2002 — Walt Disney opened his first theme park in the summer of 1955. But half a decade before Disneyland, there was Santa's Workshop in Wilmington ? the creation of north country native Arto Monaco. Monaco built a half-dozen theme parks. Most are gone now, swept away by changing tastes. But Monaco himself is still around, still creating make-believe worlds. Brian Mann visited his workshop in Upper Jay and has our story. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Dec 17, 2002 — It's not news anymore that Americans are overweight. But the numbers in the North Country are far worse that the national average. The St. Lawrence County Medical Society is speaking out, warning about too much junk food and too little exercise. Martha Foley talks with an area cardiologist, and a longtime pediatrician, about obesity and it's consequences, especially among children. Go to full article