The power of a nutritious school lunch, New national soot regulations

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Apples and orange slices rest in trays for student lunch.
Apples and orange slices rest in trays for student lunch at the Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School, in Essex Junction, Vt., Thursday, June 9, 2022. The pandemic-era federal aid that made school meals available for free to all public school students — regardless of family income levels — is ending, raising fears about the effects in the upcoming school year for families already struggling with rising food and fuel costs. Lisa Rathke/AP Photo

First the head of a nutrition company breaks down the link between healthy eating and student success. Then, a pair of local physicians discuss an Environmental Protection Agency plan to increase regulations for one of the deadliest pollutants; soot.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Nora LaTorre Guest
  • Dr. Victoria Gillet Guest
  • Dr. Joel Charles Guest

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