Schools in Greater Lansing are benefiting from fresh produce in their lunchrooms thanks to a Michigan program aiming to get farm-fresh food onto lunch tables.
The 10 Cents a Meal program, administered by the Michigan Department of Education, gives schools 10 cents for every meal they serve to children that includes a local fruit, vegetable or dried bean. This funding aims to make it easier for schools to afford fresh and local foods.
This year, every school is back playing full seasons in their sports with most COVID-19 restrictions left to the discretion of local districts. The Michigan High School Athletic Association gave schools the option of when and whether they wanted to have high school sports in the previous school year.
Mold complaints in university housing have led to evacuations, protests and rallies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Howard University and the University of Georgia. Students at Michigan State University are also concerned.
Dubbed by many economists as the “Great Resignation,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a record 4.4 million Americans, or about 3% of the workforce, quit in September. The industry with the highest quit rate was leisure and hospitality, with accommodation and food services businesses facing a quit rate of 6.6%.