Friday, May 10, 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)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • New Virginia Road Funding Formula in Question for Coalfield's Expressway, Other Projects
  • Bristol, Virginia Working to Get Revenue Bonds to Market for The Falls Project
  • USDA Awards $3 Million to Scott County, Va., for Broadband
  • Hawkins County Man Takes Plea in Federal Pipe Bomb Case
  • Victim Says Two Men Tried to Rob Him at Gunpoint in Downtown Bristol
  • Wanted Johnson City Suspect Caught in Greene Co.
  • New Law Leaves Most VA Highway Projects Competing for Scarce Dollars
  • Kingsport Schools to Equip Students with Laptops
  • Bristol Public Library Sculpture Party
  • Topping Out Ceremony Held for Eastman's $100 Million Corporate Business Center
  • Man Reported Missing in Kingsport Found Safe
  • Hearing Delayed for former Bristol Library Executive Charged with Embezzlement.
  • Funeral Home Fire in Castlewood Under Investigation



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