Slimmer school lunches struggle to fit in

October 23rd, 2012

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – Schools across the U.S. are making room for more fruits and vegetables on lunch trays by serving less meat and bread.

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Young and Overweight: An Omaha school battles youth obesity

June 21st, 2012

By Mike Tobias

Omaha, NE – In Nebraska and throughout the country, schools have become the frontline in the battle against youth obesity.

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Young and Overweight: Nebraska’s obesity problem

June 20th, 2012

By Mike Tobias

Lincoln, NE – Youth obesity has been called an epidemic. Seventeen percent of American youth are overweight, and the percentage may be even a little higher in Nebraska.

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Changes to school lunches still in the works

December 8th, 2011

By Clay Masters

Lincoln, NE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is finalizing new nutrition guidelines for school meals. However, the overhaul has turned into a shadow of its former self since Congress blocked some of the ambitious proposals.

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Neighborhood stores get healthy makeover

September 27th, 2011

By Angel Martin

Omaha, NE – A partnership with the Omaha Douglas County Health Department has some neighborhood corner stores receiving makeovers — both inside and outside.

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No more empty pots

September 20th, 2011

By Angel Martin

Omaha, NE – Most would agree on the importance of having fresh fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. So, what happens when people can’t eat an apple a day or cook with fresh vegetables?

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