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Friday on First Coast Connect  our weekly Media Roundtable featured Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and Florida Politics Reporter A.G. Gancarski (01:01).

Janell Goodwin with the U.S Department of Agriculture gave some food safety tips if you plan on throwing a Jaguars playoff game party (46:00).  


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U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Ann Bartuska was led through a maze of raised garden beds on a lot nestled in the middle of a Westside neighborhood Tuesday.

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Beech-Nut

The Beech-Nut company is recalling nearly a ton of its baby food. The affected item is "“Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” packaged in 4-ounce glass jars.

New York-based Beech-Nut says the food may contain small pieces of glass. The product was shipped to retailers nationwide.

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is once again partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Florida Department of Health to offer kids in its city-sponsored afterschool programs a free nutritious snack and dinner before going home each day.

The Summer Food Service Program is underway for children in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties.

The federally sponsored initiative is designed to bridge the nutrition gap many needy children experience during the summer months when they’re not eating at school.

Free meals will be served to any child 18 years old or younger who comes to one of the program’s feeding sites which are located in neighborhoods where at least 50 percent of the children qualify for free or reduced lunch during the school year.