USDA Announces Steps to Improve Child Health Through Nutritious School Meals

Proposes gradual, science-based updates to school nutrition standards; invests in small and rural schools

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2023 – Today, at the USDA Conversation on Healthy School Meals Roundtable, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced major initiatives at the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will support and enhance the health of America’s children through nutritious school meals.Read full story

Ohio Paleontologist Leads Study on Mammoth Extinction

By Molly E. Hunt

When did mammoths go extinct? This question is at the forefront of a recent study conducted by Dr. Joshua Miller, a University of Cincinnati professor, and co-author Dr. Carl Simpson from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Mammoths are a type of megafauna (extinct large or giant animals from a geological period) that once inhabited North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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BBB Scam Alert: New Facebook Phishing Scam Scares Page Owners Into Sharing Their Password


The latest social media scam is yet another phishing scheme designed to scare Facebook users into sharing their login credentials. Here’s how you can spot the scam and protect your account from hackers.

How the scam works

You receive an email that appears to come from Facebook and says something like this: “Recently, we discovered a breach of our Facebook Community Standards on your page.

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USDA Invests $9.4 Million in Compost and Food Waste Reduction Projects


WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $9.4 million in 45 cooperative agreements that support innovative, scalable waste management plans to reduce and divert food waste from landfills.

The Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) cooperative agreements, which are funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, are part of USDA’s broad support for urban agriculture through its Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP).Read full story

Hazardous Weather Outlook – February 3, 2023

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
545 AM EST Fri Feb 3 2023...

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545 AM EST Fri Feb 3 2023

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north central Ohio, northeast
Ohio and northwest Ohio.
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“New Medicare Card” Telephone Scammers Posing as Government Employees to Steal Personal Information


COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Insurance director Judith L. French is urging Ohioans on Medicare to be alert for telephone scammers posing as representatives of the government to steal their personal information.

Called the “New Medicare Card” scam, the scammers are posing as employees of the Social Security Administration, Medicare, and even the Ohio Department of Insurance. Read full story

On First Anniversary of the President’s Reignited Cancer Moonshot, the Biden-Harris Administration Awards Nearly $11 Million to Address Disparities in Cancer Screening and Follow-Up Care

The Health Resources and Services Administration doubles its investment in a first-of-its-kind initiative to accelerate access to cancer screening and connection to follow-up treatment, including patient navigation support services, in underserved communities

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $11 million to 22 HRSA-funded health centers to improve access to life-saving cancer screenings and early detection services for underserved communities.

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