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This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - ND: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Class will soon be back in session for kids across North Dakota and an ever growing number will find local foods in their school cafeterias. Credit: Steve Debenport.

BISMARCK, N.D. - As children across North Dakota prepare to soon head back to school, a growing number of students will find local offerings in the lunch line. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about one-fourth of the districts in the state report having Farm to School programs, but

A new poll finds that healthier cafeteria meals are supported by a majority of North Dakota public school parents. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The meals that North Dakota schoolchildren are being served are getting healthier, and a new poll shows that's exactly what a majority of residents across the state want. The survey by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that 90 percent of both North Dakota public school parents and voters

PHOTO: New parents in North Dakota may want to introduce their child to peanuts and other possible food allergens by age one, as research suggests it can help reduce the development of food allergies. Photo credit: miheco/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The food choices of some new parents across North Dakota and the nation are changing, as those meal decisions could impact whether their child develops a food allergy. For years health professionals suggested that parents withhold allergenic foods until one-year of age, but

PHOTO: According to a new Gallup survey, North Dakota has the lowest rate of food insecurity in the nation, with 9.3 percent of respondents in the state reporting difficulty over the last year putting food on the table. Photo credit: Jake Stimpson/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - While a new survey finds North Dakota has the lowest rate in the nation of people struggling with hunger, there are still many North Dakotans who have a hard time putting food on the table. A Gallup poll found just over nine percent of North Dakota respondents said there were times

PHOTO: Nationally, more than 11 million low-income kids received free or reduced-price school breakfast in the 2013-14 school year, an increase of 320,000 from the previous school year. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

BISMARCK, N.D. - More kids across the nation are starting the day with a healthy meal. The latest study shows another increase in the number of low-income children taking part in school breakfast programs. The report from the Food Research and Action Center shows that participation increased by abo

PHOTO: It's estimated that nearly one-third of people will have diabetes by 2050. Photo credit: Victor/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The arrival of November means it is American Diabetes Month. It comes as the prevalence of the disease continues to rise across the state and nation. David Becker, executive director of the American Diabetes Association in Minnesota and North Dakota, says the latest number

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A plan to better protect vulnerable waters across the state and the nation is earning praise from some, although others have expressed concerns. The proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule aims to end the long-running legal battle over how to apply the Clean Water Act by

PHOTO: The Conservation Stewardship Program provides incentives for farmers who take certain steps to help with such priorities on their land as water quality and soil health. Photo credit: Bri Weldon.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the deadline less than a month away, farmers and ranchers across North Dakota are being urged to get their applications in for new contracts under the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). According to Traci Bruckner, senior policy associate, Center for Rural Affairs, CSP pro

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