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Hiland Dairy Supports School Breakfast Smoothies

Pictured (left to right): Cherb Coleman, Hiland Dairy plant manager, Patty Barker, No Kid Hungry campaign director, Walt Coleman, Hiland Dairy controller, Vivian Nicholson, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance breakfast program director, Mike Flagg, Hiland Dairy general...

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A Parfait Mother’s Day Treat

One of our favorite ideas at Cooking Matters is using recipes as frameworks. One of our favorite kid-friendly recipe frameworks is this yogurt parfait. It’s simple, versatile, and a great way to stock up on fruits and whole grains for the day.  Though this is a light,...

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The Problem With School Lunch: How The Wealth Gap Is Shaming Students

The Problem With School Lunch: How The Wealth Gap Is Shaming Students

“As kids are heading back to the classroom, many feel a stigma attached to their free or reduced-price lunches. Several incidents of schools shaming children over unpaid lunch bills have made headlines recently, highlighting how the school lunch can be a symbol for the socioeconomic and food disparities that exist in America.”

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The Story of Brenda

“…there is no method or strategy that can reach a child who does not have the nutrition to make her brain and body function properly.”

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Snow Days Aren’t Always Fun

On Friday, January 12th─as they do every Friday─ many schools in Arkansas sent food backpacks home with students they knew would be at risk of not getting enough to eat over the weekend. Because school would be out on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday, schools...

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Opinion: DEFENDING SNAP By Claire De Pree

Through my own experience, and by helping people access this important safety net program, I can see the impact that SNAP makes. Not only does this program relieve stress from families by helping them stretch their food dollars, but also….

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