Category Archives: Food

Big Healthy Life: Nutrition

NMiF: Big Healthy Life

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.

Further Reading/Review
2016 The Weight of Our Children Report from the NM Department of Health
Big Healthy Life Viewer Guide

 

 

Summer Meals In New Mexico

Display of food

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.

Guests:
Alissa Barnes, Roadrunner Food Bank
Jill Dixon, The Food Depot
Patty Keane, UNM Prevention Research Center
Emiliano Perea, Children, Youth and Families Department

Resources:
New Mexico Summer Food Service Program