Restauranteurs Urged To Take Part In Menu Labeling Program

Twenty-nine Louisville restaurants at 46 locations have signed up so far for a voluntary program to list calorie and other nutritional information on their menus. Department of Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt says the program is aimed at smaller establishments, and as many as 1,300 of them are eligible. “We are funding […]

Child Poverty in Kentucky, David Kessler on the American Appetite for Sugar: Today’s Here and Now

Here’s what we’re planning today on Here and Now: 1:06pm: Speaking to a supporter in Iowa this week, President Obama said he would announce “a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control our deficit.” White House officials say that announcement will come in September. There is a strong debate […]

JCPS Will Not Participate in USDA Food Program

Jefferson County Public Schools will not participate in a pilot food program through the USDA. As WFPL reported, Kentucky was one of three states chosen by the USDA to participate. The program would give schools in qualifying school districts free breakfast and lunch to all students, if at least 40 percent of them participate in […]

USDA Awards JCPS with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grants

As students prepare to go back to school, some may see changes to their diets. The USDA has awarded Jefferson County Public Schools 33 grants for its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. But those grants may be in jeopardy. The program gives students fresh produce in the afternoon, three days a week. JCPS has received […]

School Lunches

How did our children end up eating nachos, pizza, and tater tots for lunch? That’s the question author Janet Poppendieck poses in her book “Free for All: Fixing School Food in America.” In it she explores what goes into the making of school lunches – not just ingredients, but policy decisions, nutrition requirements, and of course, budgetary restrictions. We’ll talk about it all on Wednesday with Poppendieck, along with Dr. Adewale Troutman and a member of the Health & Nutrition Division of the KY Department of Education. Join us with your questions and thoughts.   Listen to the Show

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Health Officials Working to Launch Grant-Funded Projects

by Stephanie Crosby Louisville health officials are working to start programs that were funded through a federal grant announced in March. The Louisville Department for Public Health and Wellness received a stimulus grant for nearly $8-million dollars to fund community health and nutrition programs. Project manager Wendy Carlin says most of the work that has […]