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Wellness Wednesday: The relationship between school meals and academic performance

A Cleveland student places an orange on her tray during lunch.
Ashton Marra

Children’s academic performance can hinge on their nutrition. However, many children’s dietary needs aren’t being met at home.

School children in eight states can now eat free meals and advocates are urging Congress to extend free meals to all kids nationwide.

Medicaid Prescription Drug Prices
The federal government is preparing to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies over the price of some popular drugs under Medicare.

It’s part of President Biden’s plan to lower prescription drug costs as part of his inflation reduction plan.

COVID Cases On The Rise
COVID is still here and cases are on the rise.

In Ohio, of course it’s nowhere near where it was during the height of the pandemic, but COVID cases are up sharply from where they were a few weeks ago.

Ohio reported about 4,000 cases three weeks ago to nearly 8,000 last week. If you do the math, cases have doubled.

Hospitalizations are up, just less than 100 three weeks ago to 171 last week.In addition, 13 Ohioans are dying each week from COVID.

The good news, Pfizer, Moderna and Novavax are all planning to bring new boosters this fall.

In addition to COVID, another flu season is looming.



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