Lawmakers call for extension of USDA nutrition waivers | Local News

MURRAY – Due to the impact of COVID-19 on schools’ abilities to provide quality meals to students through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and other associated child nutrition programs, the US Department of Agriculture stepped in to help. Recognizing that schools were hampered by the strict regulations associated with administering the programs and needed … Read more

Autry Tech continues focus on health care, manufacturing | Progress

Autory info box ❝If that’s a route somebody wants to take, we ought to make it easy for them. It shouldn’t be a hard thing to do. So probably in just a little over a year, you could have an associate degree after you graduate high school.❞ Dwight Hughes, superintendent and CEO, Autry Technology Center … Read more

Black Nurses Association aims to increase diversity among Central Illinois nurses | Health

BLOOMINGTON — When she watched a class of new nurses receive their white coats this winter, Juanita Smith said she was struck by how few were people of color. “I could have missed but I didn’t see one nurse of color. Not one,” said Smith, a member of the Black Nurses Association of Central Illinois … Read more

Ohio State student podcast aims to educate listeners on health care inequities

BREACH, Buckeyes Racial Equity Awareness Centered in Healthcare, is a new podcast dedicated to informing people about health care inequities. Credit: Courtesy of Ayush Mehta and Alexander Abreo Alexander Abreo, a second-year in neuroscience, was working in a biomedical science research lab over the summer when came to believe there wasn’t enough information on health … Read more