healthy eating

Proposed federal food restrictions could change the makeup of the snacks available in Kentucky schools. It’s part of an ongoing effort to improve the eating habits of young people.

The new federal regulations are scheduled to go into effect about this time next year.  The child nutrition program manager with the Kentucky Department of Education says they won’t result in monumental changes.  But Sue Bartenfield adds some of the federal measures are more restrictive than current Kentucky law.

Kate Lochte speaks with Laura Marbury, the Nutrition Affairs Program Manager for Tennessee and Kentucky about losing weight. The Southeastern Dairy Association is sending Marbury around Tennessee and Kentucky to spread her knowledge of nutrition including the fact that milk is a good source of vitamin D and how to fight the inevitable weight gain of one to three pounds a year. 

KY Parents Think School Meals Should Be Healthier

Oct 3, 2012

A new survey shows Kentucky parents think school lunches aren’t as nutritious as they should be. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's statewide report says eighty-eight percent of parents surveyed said schools should serve healthy food, but only one in four thought that’s what their children got.

Around $5 million in nutrition education funding is changing oversight agency. The Pennyrile Allied Community Services Executive Director Judy Peterson says state officials informed the office in July that as of October 1 funding for that program would go to local health departments.

State Nutrition Services Branch Manager Fran Hawkins says the state’s 59 local health departments will teach young children healthy eating habits. Hawkins says it makes sense to run the program through the health departments, rather than PACS.