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)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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  • Case of Fraud, Other Felonies Against Hawkins Co Cemetery Owner Continued
  • Audit Finds Deficiencies in TN Board of Medical Examiners
  • Greene County Commissioners to Review Confederate Flag Proposal
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  • Johnson City Police: 2 Arrested in Violent Robbery at Jewel Apartments
  • Triple Murder Suspect Bound to Sullivan County Grand Jury
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  • Time Running Out for Virginians to Register to Vote in the November General Election
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  • Death Investigation in Greeneville After Woman Found Face Down in Tub
  • New Bill Would Not Have Religious Doctrine Taught in TN Public Schools Until High School

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