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Tampa Bay Counties Partner with Germany for Student Apprentice Program

Not every high school student wants to or even needs to go to college, but graduating students without a college degree may have a hard time gaining entry or experience at companies hiring for high paying, high skilled jobs. A local program is trying to bring that experience to graduating students. Seven years in the […]

Why Florida Farmers And Schools Are Planning Meals Together

Shortly after becoming Agriculture Commissioner, Adam Putnam asked lawmakers to move the state’s school lunch program to his agency. Lawmakers approved the change in 2011. Putnam stopped by WUSF’s studios this week for an interview with Florida Matters. Host Carson Cooper asked Putnam what has changed since his agency took over school food programs. Q: […]

How The Department of Agriculture Has Expanded Florida’s Student Food Programs

School nutrition will be the big topic at a conference in Orlando today. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will tell the Florida Association of District School Superintendents about moving the school nutrition program to his office. In January, the state‚Äôs program moved from the Department of Education to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The […]

School May Be Out In Florida, But Lunch Is Still On

Many kids only eat well when school is in session. Now, state and federal funding is keeping children fed over the summer break. A lot of kids in Jacksonville and around Florida are getting access to meals that include fruits or vegetables. The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is among the groups making sure kids eat lunch. […]

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