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Tenn. students to get fresh fruit and vegetables

Tennessee is getting $3.3 million in federal funds to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to public school children. Full story

New fruit fly could hurt Maine wild-blueberry crop

Maine's wild-blueberry growers are monitoring their fields for a harmful new fruit fly that arrived in the United States five years ago and poses a threat to the state's crop. Full story

Recent polling approval numbers: Is the government stuck?

   A Meet the Press roundtable reflects recent all-time low approval numbers of Congress and what the numbers say about the current state of government in America.

The role of black mothers in raising our daughters

   Spiritual life coach Lyanla Van Sant comes to Nerdland and talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about the struggles and public safety questions faced by black women young and old.

FDA proposes rules to improve safety of food produced abroad

   Thousands die every year from food-related illnesses, but the FDA’s new proposed rules for oversight of imported food would require the importers to meet certain standards before food comes into the U.S. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

Sara sizzles, learns the basics of grilling

   With barbecue season under way, Sara learns the ropes from grill-master Bobby Flay as they cook up the perfect summer burger at his home in the Hamptons.

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Video

  Outbreak of food-borne parasite spreading across US

Intestinal issues caused by a parasite called cyclospora is popping up around the U.S. Doctors have yet to identify the source but it is most commonly spread by fruit and vegetables. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Giada, Bobby Flay share favorite salsa recipes

Chefs Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay answer viewers’ cooking-related questions, including how to make their favorite salsas and the best fruit to add to summer salads.

  Turning almost vegan

Author Mark Bittman shares his strategy for a new almost-vegan diet.

  8 morning shortcuts to save you time

Getting ready in the morning can be stressful, especially when you’re short on time. E!’s Jason Kennedy reveals eight morning timesavers, including a quick way to make oatmeal and eyeliner templates for faster makeup application.

  Making healthy food accessible to seniors

Healthy Harvest is helping those who can’t afford fresh produce by gathering surplus fresh fruits and vegetables from fields and orchards and redistributing them. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

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Astronaut Karen Nyberg: "Grapefruit never smelled so good! Fresh fruit arrived on the Progress cargo vehicle yesterday. Taken July 28, 2013. KN from space."

Workers clean the window outside a fruit and vegetable store in central Madrid
Workers clean the window outside a fruit and vegetable store in central Madrid

Workers clean the window outside a fruit and vegetable store in central Madrid July 30, 2013. Spain's economy all but emerged from a two-year slump in the second quarter but its recovery looks fragile at best, given weak consumer demand and a simmering political scandal at home and faltering growth

Zimbabwean fruit vendor walks past election campaign posters outside election rally east of Harare
Zimbabwean fruit vendor walks past election campaign posters outside election rally east of Harare

A Zimbabwean fruit vendor walks past election campaign posters outside an election rally, about 90 km east of the capital Harare July 23, 2013. Zimbabwe will hold general elections on July 31. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE - Tags: POLITICS)