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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


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Public News Service - ID: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: Today, October will be proclaimed

GARDEN CITY, Idaho - Today, Lt. Gov. Brad Little will proclaim October as "Hunger and Food Security Awareness Month" in Idaho. The focus is on children this year, as well as on nutrition education for everyone. Kathy Gardner, director, Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, said it surprises people when

PHOTO: The number of farmers markets in Idaho is up to 51 this season. There were 20 in 2000. Markets aren't just for foodies, many offer products at many price points and some accept food stamps. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BOISE, Idaho - The farmers market season is under way in Idaho, with 51 markets around the state this year - up from just 20 markets 13 years ago. Lessons learned from the trend are being presented today in Boise at the Association of Idaho Cities annual conference. Farmers markets not only benefi

GRAPHIC: Idaho students risk losing reading skills progress when they don't read over the summer. Courtesy of Idaho KIDS COUNT

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho schoolchildren tend to lose something every summer . . . Up to three months of reading skills, according to Idaho Kids Count. It's a loss that can be prevented, and according to Staci Shaw, projects coordinator for the Read to Me project at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, lo

PHOTO: 21,000 low-income students eat free, nutritious summer meals in Idaho. The Gem State is noted as having one of the highest participation levels in the nation. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho is in the top 10 when it comes to the success of making sure kids get nutritious meals during the summer. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) finds that about 21,000 low-income Idaho students receive free summer meals. It's a number that has held fairly

GRAPHIC: The documentary,

BOISE, Idaho - Hunger knows no geographic boundaries, and it's more prevalent in rural areas than most people realize. The documentary, "A Place at the Table," makes that case - and the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force is showing the film on Friday in Boise. Joel Berg, a hunger relief expert who is f

PHOTO: Up to 100 students near Morley Nelson Elementary in Boise are served

BOISE, Idaho – Meatloaf, chicken stew or burritos. Those are some of the choices of afterschool "super snacks," served up to students at a Boise school that has a high rate of low-income children – Morley Nelson Elementary. The meals come with homework help, nutrition education and exe

PHOTO: Attendees at a previous Idaho Hunger Summit. Courtesy of the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force.

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security will set an attendance record this week. It begins Tuesday and has been sold out for a week. The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force sponsors the event. Jeanne Liston is executive director of the Blaine County Hunger Coalition, a member of the

PHOTO: Idaho Governor Butch Otter speaking at the

BOISE, Idaho - Twenty percent of Idaho's children live in poverty, and 138,000 Idahoans are using food stamps. Those two facts were cited by Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday as he proclaimed October "Hunger and Food Security Awareness Month." "So, to draw attention to their need, to draw attention to o

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