food http://peoriapublicradio.org en Greater Peoria Food Summit explores sustainable supply http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/greater-peoria-food-summit-explores-sustainable-supply <div>Government, non-profit and education leaders are hoping to boost Central Illinois’ access to local, sustainable food. &nbsp;The different groups are participating in the Seeds-2-Success Greater Peoria food summit Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peoria RiverPlex. &nbsp;Mary Ardapple helped organize the event. &nbsp;She says the goal is to help find ways to give growers and consumers the land and marketing to produce local foods:</div><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:40:45 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20959 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Greater Peoria Food Summit explores sustainable supply Peoria Chiefs planning new food options for season kick-off http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-chiefs-planning-new-food-options-season-kick <div>The Peoria Chiefs return to Dozer Park next month. Baseball fans will also find new food items to enjoy during the crack of the bat, including turkey legs and an all-beef corn dog. &nbsp;Rocky Vonachen is the president for the Chiefs. He says the move is part of an overall strategy to generate revenue and attract fans following a restructuring agreement last year:</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:54:17 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20498 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Chiefs planning new food options for season kick-off IL farmers, lawmakers talk food labelling http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-farmers-lawmakers-talk-food-labelling <div>Farmers, their lobbyists and legislators met in the Capitol Thursday to talk about legislation that would affect one of Illinois’ biggest industries – agriculture. One proposal “big ag” is fighting would change the way food is labeled in Illinois.</div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:41:25 +0000 Peter Gray 19877 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL farmers, lawmakers talk food labelling Some prisoners getting two meals a day instead of three http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-prisoners-getting-two-meals-day-instead-three <div>Illinois prisons are expanding a program to feed some inmates two meals a day instead of three. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more on prisoners eating brunch.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Department of Corrections has combined breakfast and lunch at two prisons so far. S</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">pokesman Tom </span>Shaer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says this is not a money-saving measure, but it is easier on the staff. In a prison, mealtime means not just preparation, serving and clean-up, but also moving inmates from their housing area to the dining hall.&nbsp;</span>Shaer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> also says inmates prefer the brunch schedule.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:06:44 +0000 Brian Mackey 11986 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some prisoners getting two meals a day instead of three Food and fun as Illinois State Fair begins http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/food-and-fun-illinois-state-fair-begins <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois State Fair officially got underway Friday. IPR's Brian Mackey has more on what's happening at this year's fair:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:22:08 +0000 Brian Mackey 10207 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Food and fun as Illinois State Fair begins Out and About - March 29, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-march-29-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with Doug Day, director of "What Will Be Your Legacy?" a short play which explores issues about family farming, organic food, and land use. The play is intended to&nbsp;set up&nbsp;a discussion with the audience about policy options and personal choices. Performances in Peoria are Friday and Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. The play will also travel to Urbana and Springfield in the next few weeks.</P> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:15:39 +0000 Nathan Irwin 3224 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Manual health program includes food, exercise tips http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/manual-health-program-includes-food-exercise-tips <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">High school students at Manual Academy are learning ways to eat better and exercise. &nbsp;The Healthy Living program is being funded through a grant from the American Cancer Society. &nbsp;The program includes nutrition information and exercise routines every week. &nbsp;Tina Schallhorn is a pediatric dietician with Methodist Medical Center. &nbsp;She says the class teaches people about sugary foods and drinks like soda:</span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:10:25 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1296 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Manual health program includes food, exercise tips