Although programs that encourage physical exercise can benefit children, those programs can be hard to implement in rural areas.
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The federal program is more common in rural households where residents often lack access to healthy foods.
July 24, 2014
Rural children are more likely to be overweight, but often lack access to doctors and health care.
July 10, 2014
A federal summer meal program only reaches a fraction of kids in Mississippi who lack access to healthy meals.
May 21, 2014
A bill proposed by House Republicans targets low-income rural children for a federal summer food pilot program.
May 13, 2014
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
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 are about 25 percent more likely to be overweight or obese than urban children, but rural communities are finding ways to fight the problem.