CCJ Reports

Improving food access & health outcomes in Macon

Improving food access & health outcomes in Macon

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

May 14, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, Video

A panel of experts meeting with community members and others about food access Thursday told those gathered at east Macon’s Rosa Jackson Community Center that transportation and limited knowledge about resources are major challenges to eating healthy in Middle Georgia. The four panelists were part...

A local group of moms who ‘get stuff done’

A local group of moms who ‘get stuff done’

Nadia Pressley, Student Journalist

April 22, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, More Student Work, Showcase

Moxie Moms is an organization of women who offer one another support, resources and camaraderie. Nadia Pressley reports on the groups founding and mission.

Children across Macon are food insecure. One organization is keeping them fed

Children across Macon are food insecure. One organization is keeping them fed

Yasmeen Hill, CCJ Student Journalist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, Showcase, Video

Pencils, paper, notebooks and homework are all things that can be found in child’s backpack, but in recent years the Backpack Ministry has turned this grade school essential into a solution to community-wide food insecurity. Macon-Bibb has the third highest rate of concentrated poverty in the nation, which has resul...

Being vegan in the south

Being vegan in the south

Nadia Pressley, CCJ Student Journalist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, Showcase, Video

Tiyana Chaney began her vegan journey in 2014 after deciding to slowly remove animal products from her diet for physical and mental health reasons. Now that Tiyana Cha has been strictly vegan for over a year, finding local restaurants that cater to her diet is a challenge. “I will bring my own food...

Would your kitchen pass a health inspection?

Would your kitchen pass a health inspection?

Marianna Bacallao

November 29, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, More Student Work, Showcase

There are countless cases of foodborne illness across the state of Georgia every year. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, many of those cases originate from home.  Marianna Bacallao has the story.

An exploration of southern food

An exploration of southern food

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story

When I returned back to the South in 2017 after several years of living in the Pacific Northwest, the thing I was most excited about was sweet tea. In the movie, Steel Magnolias, sweet tea is referred to as the "house wine of the South." Never were truer words spoken. Sweet tea reminds me of my family co...

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