During these uncertain times there is help
We are over three months into what is very uncertain times. Schools closed quickly and as students are ending the school year at home instead of in the school building it may feel like there is still much uncertainty ahead. The American Heart Association has long believed that part of a heart healthy lifestyle is access to healthy food and for many of people just putting enough food of any kind on the table might be a challenge right now. That is why we wanted to share with you, information about the Pandemic EBT Emergency School Lunch Program or P-EBT. This program was established in response to Covid-19 and is designed to help families whose children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals to get extra food during these difficult times.
Nancy Chapman, a long-time American Heart Association volunteer and You’re the Cure advocate, has spent her lifetime promoting the importance of nutrition as it relates to heart health. From teaching classes as a nutritionist, to supporting community health through policy change, Nancy has been an extraordinary asset in the fight against heart disease in the Greater Washington Region.
How Close is Your Grocer
The Closer to My Grocer campaign recently released a video about food access in Virginia. The video addresses the consequences of limited access and how the Virginia Grocery Investment Fund can shore up healthy food retail in urban and rural communities across Virginia.
"There are far too many places in the state of Virginia where it is easier for a person to get a Twinkie, versus a banana or an apple. That is tough to swallow." - Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Todd Haymore
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