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More children in Kentucky getting breakfast, lunch through federally funded summer nutrition programs

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service More children in Kentucky are getting their breakfast and lunch through federally funded summer nutrition programs, according to a report released by the Food Research and Action Center. The state has expanded the sites where children can get free summer meals beyond schools – to libraries, YMCAs, churches and parks – to nearly 2,000 locations. That’s...

Fleming County school staff going extra mile to feed kids through Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service School staffers in the Commonwealth are being recognized for their creative efforts to feed more kids a nutritious breakfast each school day. Lashonda Cooper, a cafeteria manager at Simons Middle School in Fleming County, received a “Rising Star Award” in the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge, a statewide contest run by Feeding Kentucky and the Dairy...

These tips may help students do better on the ACT; juniors take the test on March 3

Juniors in the state’s public high schools will take the ACT on March 3. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority may be helpful.   · Read, read, read. Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll do.   · Take advantage of any free ACT prep courses offered by your school or by local colleges and libraries.   ·...

Chef John Foster: When stumped for dinner, go simple and satisfying with breakfast fare

  When in doubt, go simple, direct and without shame.   I favor scrambled eggs, bacon, buttered toast and some fruit. My sons will sometimes opt for an egg sandwich with the works – big, sloppy and satisfying.   If it’s lunch or dinner, it’s really not fair to include pastries – that’s brunch or Sunday breakfast. There is always room for roasted potatoes, or better...