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PNS Daily Newscast - September, 21 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico and rainfall from the storm is expected to impact North Carolina; we take you to California where groups are celebrating today’s International Day of Peace; and let you know about a system that veterans can use to deal with trauma.

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Public News Service - FL: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

More than 220,000 Florida children get food from summer nutrition programs, but that's only a fraction of those who need them. (Virginia Carter)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Across Florida, more schools, community centers and churches are serving summer meals for lower-income children, but the latest research says not enough families take advantage of these programs. The Food Research and Action Center says that's also the case nationwide.

More than one in five U.S. children live in poverty. (taliesin/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At the conventions and on the campaign trail, Floridians are hearing plenty from both presidential candidates, but there's one major issue neither one is talking about: the millions of children across the nation who are living in poverty. The child poverty rate has been o

Food banks across Florida are anticipating increased demand in the coming weeks, as changes to federal SNAP benefits take effect. (Maryhere/morguefile)

MIAMI, Fla. - Adding to the pressure of the job search, many unemployed Floridians risk losing an important safety net if they can't find a job, enroll in school, or enter a job-training program. Florida is one of several states to reinstate time limits on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

PHOTO: A new report finds 86 percent of eligible children in Florida don't get free summer lunches. Photo credit: morguefile/fidlerjan
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Eighty-six percent of children in Florida who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch in summer don't participate, according to a report recently released by the Food Research and Action Center. Debra Susie, president and chief executive of Florida Impact, who runs the state's

Photo: Florida's honeybee population is increasing, while bees in other parts of the country are declining. Photo credit: kakisky/morguefile.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - While the rest of the country battles declining bee populations, Florida is doing something right, according to apiary experts in the state. Department of Agriculture officials say the number of beehives has increased from 900 to 3,600 in the past eight years. David Westervelt,

PHOTO: Citrus fruit infected with canker is too unsightly to be sold, and the bacterium that causes it weakens the trees and makes their leaves and fruit drop prematurely. Photo courtesy of  http://www.aphis.usda.gov

BARTOW, Fla. - Once the centerpiece of agribusiness in Florida, the state's citrus industry is now in crisis. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, crop forecast estimates for oranges, which supply most of the nation's orange juice, call for only 103 million boxes to be produced this yea

PHOTO: Nutritionists recommend including some combination of two fruits and two vegetables in a child's lunchbox, and having them help with the selection and lunch-packing process. Photo courtesy of HealthyChild.org.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The start of the school year is just weeks away, and while there's no shortage of the latest backpacks and school supply displays at big box department stores, nutrition experts are reminding parents of the importance of what goes into their child's lunchbox. Nutritionist Dr. Ke

Photo: Children go through the breakfast line at Blanche H. Daughtrey Elementary School, Manatee County, Bradenton, Fla. Courtesy: Letsmove.gov
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - There's good news and bad news from a report released today by the Food Research and Action Center. More children are now starting the day with school breakfast, compared with recent years, but Florida still is missing more than half of its eligible children. The increase in acce

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