Mon., May 21, 2012 6:44am
A Georgia nonprofit group is launching a new program to provide summer lunches to poor kids who normally would get meals at school. The program launches first in Richmond County on Monday.
Mon., October 3, 2011 12:00pm
Some Georgia cafeterias are getting ahead of expected federal guidelines that virtually would banish the potato from school lunches. The US Agriculture Department is formulating a proposal that would drastically reduce the humble spud from school cafeterias. The new guidelines aren't expect to take effect until next year, but coastal Glynn County schools already has started to serve potatoes just once each week.
Wed., September 28, 2011 12:21pm
Amarillo-based Palo Duro Meat is recalling 40,000 pounds of frozen fine ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.
Mon., May 9, 2011 2:54pm
Families in many Georgia schools will pay a bit more for school lunches beginning next school year. New federal regulations are forcing school districts across the state to raise school lunch prices by between a nickel and a quarter.
Wed., January 26, 2011 5:19pm
President Obama's plan to freeze federal spending could have big budget implications in Georgia. The state is expected to spend about $11 billion of federal funds in the coming year. Most of it goes to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor and disabled. But about a billion also goes to education.
Thu., January 13, 2011 12:48pm
School cafeterias would have to hold the fries and serve kids more whole grains, fruits and vegetables under the government's plans for the first major nutritional overhaul of students' meals in 15 years.
Mon., November 22, 2010 3:10pm
The House plans to take up the Senate version of the child nutrition bill in early December. It's paid for in part with promised food stamp money increases, but the Administration has promised it will fix that later.
Wed., October 27, 2010 2:59pm
Georgia's Congressional delegation could gain a subcommittee chairmanship if Republicans take control of the US House next week. Savannah Republican Jack Kingston says, he's waiting until after the election to think about the likelihood of his wielding the gavel of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee after a GOP takeover.
Mon., September 21, 2009 2:47pm
GPB Radio's week-long series on childhood obesity begins with the school lu