October 20, 2017 – This week, we are featuring a local documentary, “Big Healthy Life,” by local filmmaker Chris Schueler. In this segment, Schueler examines the role that good nutrition plays in the overall health of New Mexico children. Experts also weigh in with the barriers to good nutrition and what parents can do to make sure even the pickiest of eaters is getting a balanced diet.
June 9, 2017 – Students in New Mexico who rely on breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria during the school year may not be guaranteed a full meal every day during the summer. According to New Mexico Department of Health, about 65 percent of children across the state are enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program. During the summer months, federal and state programs work with local partners to try to ensure that young people have access to meals.
Producer Sarah Gustavus leads a discussion this week about the impact of food insecurity and potential solutions for addressing hunger during the summer months.