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We talk a lot about food here at NCPR, and lately, we’ve been talking a lot about subsidized food. Whether it’s what people are buying with money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, better known as Food...
We're back with Dirt Pics – stories of agriculture, farming, and food told through pictures of the people who do it. It's the perfect season to take pictures of people working on your farm, at your farmers market, preparing your produce,...
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 carpet-bombings, and,...
Restaurants aren’t doing a great job offering healthy meals for kids. That may be obvious when your family eats at places like McDonald’s or Ruby Tuesday’s. But a new study confirms it. Commissioned by the Center for...
News stories tagged with "children"
by NCPR News
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
Jul 12, 2002 — Advocates for more education funding held demonstrations around New York yesterday to call attention to the recent court decision that limits the state's responsibility for educating its children. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2002 — A bill to ban smoking in restaurants in New York is stuck in the New York State Senate. A group of children organized by the American Cancer Society and Lung Association gathered to urge the Senate to act on the bill. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article