NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board identified the subject of food and health as important subjects for coverage in 2012. Health+Harvest provides for community engagement on health and food issues along with reporting on farm, field and fuel. From seed to plate, from farmer's markets to GMOs, central Illinoisans need to know how to stay healthy and what they are eating. In 2013, NPR Illinois joined a consortium of public media in the Harvest Public Media network. The network provides broader coverage to Midwest food issues.
By examining these local, regional and national issues and their implications with in-depth and unbiased reporting, Health+Harvest fills a critical information void.
Support for Health+Harvest coverage comes from Central Illinois Farm Bureaus and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. If you'd like to support this initiative, please contact Nice Bogdanovich at 217-206-9847.