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The Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky is accepting grant applications to help lower instances of childhood hunger in some of the nation’s most persistently poor areas.

About 85 percent of all persistently poor counties in the United States are in rural areas, and children are one of the most vulnerable groups within rural America.

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While the African nation of Ghana is one of the most developed on the continent, its people still suffer from poverty and hunger. A U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service grant will help University of Kentucky scientists positively impact the nation by helping Ghanaian women who farm improve their job opportunities and their children’s nutrition.

Pulaski County Cooperative Extension is part of a group that offers area young people the opportunity to jump into physical fitness at a local waterpark... for free.

Charlene Harris is the first UK doctoral student to receive the American Society of Criminology's Graduate Fellowship for Ethnic Minorities.

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