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August 06, 2014

How Rural Districts Can Build a 'Safe Routes to School' Program

Although programs that encourage physical exercise can benefit children, those programs can be hard to implement in rural areas.

August 01, 2014

Report: Rural Students, Not Urban Ones, Are Top Users of Food Assistance

The federal program is more common in rural households where residents often lack access to healthy foods.

July 24, 2014

Missouri Law Aims to Put Med. School Grads in Rural Areas

Rural children are more likely to be overweight, but often lack access to doctors and health care.

July 10, 2014

Too Few Kids Served by Mississippi's Summer Food Program

A federal summer meal program only reaches a fraction of kids in Mississippi who lack access to healthy meals.

May 21, 2014

Bill Prioritizes Rural Schools for Summer Food Program

A bill proposed by House Republicans targets low-income rural children for a federal summer food pilot program.

May 13, 2014

'Reconnecting McDowell' Buys Property for Teacher Housing

A private-public partnership is moving forward with efforts to recruit and retain teachers by building housing for educators in rural West Virginia.

March 24, 2014

National Ag Day Focuses on Importance of Agriculture

March 25 marks National Ag Day organized by the Agriculture Council of America, which encourages educators to celebrate the day with their students.

March 14, 2014

Rural Children More Likely to Be Obese Than Urban Peers

Rural children are about 25 percent more likely to be overweight or obese than urban children, but rural communities are finding ways to fight the problem.

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