The lunch line offerings at schools across the region could look a little different to students returning to class this week. Under new U.S.D.A. guidelines effective this school year, schools must offer students fruit and vegetable options with every breakfast and lunch served.
Of course, simply offering healthier options doesn’t mean kids will necessarily choose an apple over cookies or other sweets, especially when you consider the millions of dollars spent marketing sugar and calorie laden snacks to children.
Senior citizens staged a protest at the Massachusetts Statehouse Thursday over a proposed budget cut for the elder nutrition program. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports…
The elderly activists rallied to urge legislators to reject Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed $1.5 million cut to the senior meals program. The governor’s proposal would mean the number of meals served to seniors next year would be slashed by 25%, or 240,000 meals.