Thursday, May 09, 2013

Nutrition Education
A U.S. Senate committee is considering cuts this week to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps…These cutbacks would impact low income families not only have less access to food, but also programs that teach how to stretch food dollars and eat healthy. Janet McCoughlin runs the Cooking Matters program that has served Virginia families with nutrition education classes… Q: audio 1 nutrition education “Given the size of the investment we’re making in SNAP it only makes sense that we’re investing in the education side as well. So that we can make sure those benefits are used as wisely as possible.” While some critics argue SNAP contributes to obesity, McCoughlin says studies have shown families that have nutrition education make healthier choices. More than 938-thousand Virginians receive assistance through SNAP. (CC)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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  • McDonnell Expected Back on Witness Stand Monday
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  • Bickley Reaches Plea Agreement in Synthetic Drug Case
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