"Hearing about how the end of the federal child nutrition waivers affected families was heartbreaking and infuriating."
Food and Nutrition
GOP-led House takes aim at COVID origins, U.S. response. Also, public health experts see value in monitoring wastewater to detect new viral threats.
Generations of corn growing, feedlot runoff and unwitting nitrogen overuse has left a sobering legacy buried in the Nebraska soil.
Establishing a permanent Summer EBT program and adding a grab-and-go option for free summer meals in rural areas is “such a big win for kids,” one anti-hunger advocate said.
A form of addiction treatment called SMART Recovery uses cognitive behavioral therapy and positive thinking to help people beat their drug habit.
Like so many other American cities, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Woonsocket, Rhode Island has a growing population of unhoused residents.
Nebraska’s groundwater is becoming increasingly laced with nitrate. And small towns, cities and rural Nebraskans are getting stuck paying the tab.
Almost nobody has been moved into permanent supportive housing.
There are few staff to monitor Nebraska’s vast swaths of farmland, thousands of cattle feedlots, large hog operations and chicken farms. And the agencies’ own regulations don’t give the staff many tools to combat malpractice.
Recent studies have found that areas with elevated nitrate levels also have elevated levels of lymphoma, leukemia and brain cancers in children.