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Public News Service - KY: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

About 640,000 Kentuckians rely on food assistance from the SNAP program. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Congress is considering cuts to a key hunger-fighting program, a move that a new survey shows wouldn't be popular among voters. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food assistance to about 650,000 Kentuckians, and a new poll by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research r

Summer Nutrition Programs offer free summer meals to all Kentucky children, ages 18 and younger. (Riley Kaminer/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hunger-fighting groups and agencies in Kentucky are making progress as they work to ensure that children in the state have access to healthy, nutritious food during the summer months. A report released today from the Food Research and Action Center showed a 14 percent increas

Food insecurity can result in various health problems for older adults, including depression, diabetes and heart problems. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report shows that hunger among older Kentuckians is a persistent problem. According to findings released by the Kentucky Association of Foodbanks, nearly 1 in 10 adults age 60 and older was food insecure in Kentucky in 2016. While there has been progress in recent ye

Food insecurity is defined as a lack of access at times to enough food for an active, healthy life.  (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - No part of the Bluegrass State is untouched by hunger, new research shows. According to the "Map the Meal Gap 2018" report, not only does food insecurity exist in every Kentucky county, 30 percent of residents who don't have enough food likely don't qualify for federal nutrition as

Over 276,000 Kentucky kids participated in the School Breakfast Program in 2017-2016. (USDA/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report finds more low-income children in Kentucky are starting their school days with the food they need to fuel their brain. The Food Research and Action Center's annual School Breakfast Scorecard was released today. It shows that during the 2016-2017 school year over

Kentucky ranks 44th nationally for the number of primary care physicians. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- An annual check-up shows the Commonwealth is making improvements in some areas of health. Kentucky moved up three spots in this year's America's Health Rankings report, placing 42nd - up from 45th in 2016. The findings were released by United Health Foundation this week. Dr. Ju

This placemat has a message for Kentucky kids: eat healthily. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Diabetes is increasing among Kentucky children, prompting health experts and educators to join forces to help kids and their parents understand the importance of eating healthy. On National Healthy Lunch Day, placemats full of nutrition tips will be given to elementary stude

An empty plate and an empty stomach lead to increased health risks. (Greg Stotelmyer)

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – September is Hunger Action Month and this year those on the front lines, those who work to help keep Kentuckians from going hungry, are focusing on the problem's link to health. Gary Miles sees up close how hunger gets in the way of a healthy lifestyle. He is executive d

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