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Public News Service - NV: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

22 percent of children in Nevada still live in poverty, compared with 15 percent before the recession. (Anita Peppers/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS — Nationally, more than one-fifth of children live in poverty - even though the economy has rebounded and unemployment is low - so child advocates are speaking out during convention season - pushing the campaigns to address the issue. Dr. Stephen Miller, director of the UNLV Center

The nation's first GMO food labeling law takes effect in Vermont Friday, with national implications. (ThamKC/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The food at your Fourth of July cookout may now come with a label saying it contains a genetically modified organism, or GMO. That's because a first-of-its-kind law in Vermont takes effect Friday, requiring all GMO foods to say so on the label. Andrew Kimbrell, executiv

Summer meal programs for children kick off this week and next around the state. (Nevada Dept. of Agriculture)

LAS VEGAS - There are 261,000 children in Nevada are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, but only about 10 percent actually show up for the free meals each summer. Nonetheless, the Nevada Department of Agriculture will distribute meals at 323 sites around the state, serving 627,000 breakfa

AARP Nevada is continuing its efforts to have the Sept. 11 anniversary become a national day of service. Credit: Corporation for National and Community Service

LAS VEGAS - People across Nevada are being asked to help the hungry in their communities as part of a broader effort to make the Sept. 11 anniversary, which today is a national day of service. Hilarie Grey, communications director for AARP Nevada, said that about 70 volunteers are helping to pack m

Hourly workers in Nevada joined a 50-city push Thursday to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Courtesy: PLAN

LAS VEGAS - Hourly workers in Las Vegas joined low-wage earners in 50 cities on Thursday in calling for a boost in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Among those rallying in front of a Las Vegas McDonald's restaurant was Margreda Black, 26, who makes $8.25 an hour as a fast-food worker. Black has a 1

The USDA estimates farmers markets that have been open at least two years have seen a 64 percent increase in customer traffic. Courtesy: Shirley's Farmers Markets

RENO, Nev. - Americans increasingly want to know where their food comes from and how it was grown, which may account for the booming popularity of farmers markets in Nevada and around the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes the first week of August as "National Farmers Market Week

Food Bank of Northern Nevada and other support groups preparing to help feed thousands of school children this fall. Courtesy: U.S. Department of Agriculture

RENO, Nev. - Proper nutrition for students is a major focus for educators and private support groups as thousands of children in Nevada will soon head back to school. Jocelyn Lantrip, marketing director at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, said her organization's after-school meal program, Kids Caf

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe

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