On the Menu: Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts and School Nutrition
EWA Radio: Episode 135
Tovin Lapan of The Hechinger Report visited Greenville, Miss., to examine how President Trump’s proposed budget cuts could impact rural school communities that depend heavily on federal aid for after-school and student nutrition programs. What does research show about the connections between connecting students’ eating habits and test scores? What’s driving the push among some Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration to ease requirements for school nutrition, put in place by the Obama administration? How have schools changed their approach to encouraging students to eat healthier at home and in school? And what are some ways local reporters can utilize federal data on student nutrition in their own reporting?