Eat Your Vegetables!

By Daphne Bishop Did you ever think that mom’s admonition to “Eat your vegetables!” would not only shape national policy, but forge culinary partnerships between children, farmers and chefs to revolutionize the way we eat? Sam Kass is the chef who cooks for the Obama family with an eye towards uniting healthier menus and the [...]

Ideas for fixing ‘brain drain’ of rural young people

By Al Cross Rural problems tend to take a back seat to urban problems that have higher visibility, but addressing rural needs could help much more than just rural America, Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas report for The Chronicle of Higher Education. The two researchers found that in just over two decades, 700 [...]

Rural Afterschool Programs: Is Help on the Way?

By Erik Peterson Back to school season is just around the corner, and with it the worry of the afterschool hours.  In communities nationwide, 14.3 million children head out the school door each afternoon, to spend the afterschool hours alone and unsupervised.  The effect?  Parents worry, and with good reason – juvenile crime soars from [...]