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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Public News Service - TN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

The well-being of Tennessee children is not as positive as it was a year ago, according to a report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While there are some signs of a recovering economy in Tennessee, many are being left out of the uptick, and that's now being illustrated by how the state's children are doing when it comes to access to resources and health care. According to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, the stat

Beginning in July Tennessee public schools will be required to increase physical education for children up to sixth grade. (Ian Schofield/flickr.com)

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - "Let's Get Physical." And like the song, starting in July Tennessee students in elementary schools will be doing more of just that with a change in state law that will require them to get additional physical activity. Currently students are required to perform at least 90 minute

Tennessee's high rate of obesity is partially attributed to its traditional Southern fried and rich foods. (gracey/morguefile.com)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - About one in three Tennesseans is classified as obese and a report released by survey company WalletHub names four Tennessee cities including Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville in the top 15 of its Fattest cities in America list of 2016. The analysis looked at the p

Cage-free poultry farms are growing in Tennessee and the rest of the country, because of major retailers such as Kroger announcing they will limit their egg sales to cage-free production. (CowgirlJules/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Animal rights groups are calling it "egg-cellent" news. Kroger – with at least 50 locations in Tennessee – is joining a growing list of businesses committing to sell only cage free eggs. In a statement, the grocer says it is making the change because its "cus

Increased breastfeeding could save 820,000 lives, according to research published in the journal, The Lancet. (maja/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Increased breastfeeding could save the lives of Tennessee mothers and babies. A new report published in the medical journal, The Lancet, suggests increasing that number could save 820,000 babies and women every year around the world. The primary reason, say experts, is the anti

There is a bi-partisan bill expected to be introduced to the full U.S. Senate that would offer improvements to school lunches and breakfasts. (anitapeppers/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Washington is closed for business this week as the nation's capital digs out from a record-setting snowstorm. But before lawmakers got snowed in, members of the U.S. Senate released a bipartisan bill that would reauthorize child nutrition programs, including the national school lu

Experts say successful New Year's resolutions mean working to create long-term, healthy habits instead of making short-term, drastic changes. (Pippalou/morguefile)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Losing weight is the number one New Year's resolution, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. But it's estimated only eight percent of those who make resolutions this time of year will succeed in achieving their goals. Dr. Katherine Brown, a spokesperson for the Am

The American Heart Association of Greater Nashville is encouraging people to eat and tweet their healthy meals today, on National Eating Healthy Day at #NashEatHealthy. Courtesy: Pixabay

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Before you pick up your fork today, the American Heart Association of Greater Nashville wants you to pick up your camera or smartphone to document your meal - if it is healthy - on social media. Today is National Eating Healthy Day, and Michele Money-Carson, vice president for co

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