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Cafeteria Man Farm to School event and trailer:
· Interested in hosting a showing of the movie in your community? Use Cafeteria Man to help support farm to school in Georgia. Organize a house party or community screening. Invite Parents, Teachers, Students, School Food Advocates, Policy Makers, Farmers, others. Learn more about the film and how to host a screening at CafeteriaMan.com. Enter promo code: GEORGIA (Publicity materials & School Food Action guides are available on website for free download.)· Help us bring more fresh, healthy food to our school kids and expand the opportunities for GA farmers? Go here and work with us to achieve 5 million meals and beyond!
As a country girl living in the city, I cannot escape my love for fresh, local foods. We grew much of our own when I was growing up, but that’s no longer an option at my family’s city dwelling.... [Continue Reading]
I can’t remember a winter when we’ve gotten so much rain. That’s just an observation, not a complaint. We’ve been in a drought for years and it is very nice to make headway in recovering...
Dakota Dyer was a good student, a starting defensive end on his Bremen, Ga., football team, and had no history of mental illness or drug abuse, his father says. But in March 2012, Dakota, 14, was repeatedly asked on Facebook to try a “new legal weed,’’ says his father, Lance Dyer. Dakota finally tried the synthetic marijuana, which medical experts say can lead to paranoia or hallucinations. He then committed suicide. [Continue Reading]
Dr. Howard Cohen spent nearly 30 years as an infectious disease physician in Atlanta. He treated people with everything from the flu to malaria. He was a highly respected doctor, recognized in his field. But about a decade ago, Cohen made a mistake that he has never forgotten. And he doesn’t want to forget.
Calculating the cost to taxpayers, a new study released Thursday says Georgia could see a net loss of $2.9 billion in the year 2022 if it continues to reject Medicaid expansion. That’s because Georgia taxpayers would be paying for expansion of Medicaid in other states, while not getting anything in return, said the Commonwealth Fund study. Additional federal funds go to states that expand Medicaid.