Food and Restaurants

For Some, Back to School Means Back to Regular Meals

Sep 7, 2016
Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF

For many kids across Virginia, heading back to school also means going back to having a regular meal again. On average, one in ten Virginia households don’t have consistent access to food. Public schools play a critical role in filling that gap.

Before they even enter a classroom, students at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School in Richmond are greeted by dining services staff.

Students are funneled through a quick line as staff hand out yogurt, muffins and milk. 

Associated Press

While the University of Virginia was celebrating victories on the baseball field, a small team of students was cleaning up in another contest - beating more than 150 other schools with a campaign to sell Snapple.

Stealthy Cause of Weight Gain

Jul 7, 2016

On the list of things that lead to weight gain in children, there’s something that you may not realize, that could be the biggest culprit of all.

When a Restaurant Job was Divinely Ordered

Jun 23, 2016

Enjoli Moon is the founder and creative director of the Afrikana Independent Film Festival, which is in its third year and which brings filmmakers to Richmond from all over the world. But Moon doesn't come from the filmmaking world. In this week's segment, she shares her memories of a Richmond restaurant that inspired her to create something new and different in the city.



Creative Commons/Ron Dollete

You can tell a lot about a culture from its cuisine: what it values, what challenges it faces. In Appalachia, where people have lived off the land for centuries, it was common practice to ‘eat local’ way before that was cool. Now that the rest of the world is trying to do the same, people are looking anew at this region’s cooking. Instead of seeing it as a food of poverty, some are suggesting it’s an undiscovered gem in American regional cooking.