Citizen Staff Reports 06/01/17
At the ultimate assembly of the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide just lately, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe introduced the launch of the Virginia Food Access Network. The web site is an interactive device to attach companions and share assets to finish childhood starvation in Virginia and strengthen the native food system.
VFAN is dedicated to “bringing together state agencies, national, regional, and local nonprofits, local governments, schools, and private businesses with data sharing, research and resources,” according to state officials.
Every community across the commonwealth is affected by childhood hunger, and one in six children in Virginia aren’t sure where their next meal is going to come from, state data shows.
“Together, with the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide, we have worked to align our efforts to increase healthy food access, eliminate child hunger, and accelerate the efforts of dedicated partners from across the state,” McAuliffe stated. “Through the Virginia Food Access Network, there is now unprecedented access to the data and resources stakeholders need to identify gaps and maximize impact to better serve Virginians struggling with food access and hunger.”
In 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe established the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide by government order to deal with childhood starvation within the state. The program promotes Virginia’s agriculture financial system and facilitates native initiatives associated to group nutrition food entry and health methods and packages.
The VFAN web site was constructed by the College of William and Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The web site might be hosted by the Virginia Cooperative extension program and could also be seen at http://www.vfan.org.
Resources on the web site embrace places of organizations akin to farmers’ markets, food pantries and extra. There are also interactive maps on-line which have knowledge about childhood starvation, health outcomes and entry to nutrition.
Anyone who needs to become involved might ship an e mail or signal as much as be a part of the Virginia Food Community on the VFAN web site.
Church members marked the event May 21 with a reception and a commemorative plaque positioned on the outer classroom wall, alongside two plaques honoring earlier lengthy-time administrators. > Read more.
Christian Taylor, a graduate of Deep Run High School who presently performs for Division three Eastern Mennonite, has been chosen to compete on the USA D-three Men’s Volleyball Team within the Brazil Tour 2017. Taylor, a setter, has been enjoying volleyball for seven years.
He began his volleyball profession after his neighbors inspired him to check out. In eighth grade, he made the staff however noticed no enjoying time. During his freshman yr, he tried out for the Deep Run High School JV group and made the group, however solely performed slightly. > Read more.
Senate Bill 1116, which takes impact July 1, will permit faculty nurses to assist diabetic college students reinsert the tube that connects their insulin pump to their physique if it turns into dislodged at college.
“This bill is for kids who need help inserting or reinserting their insulin pump,” stated Devon Cabot, legislative aide for Sen. Jeremy McPike, who proposed the measure. > Read more.
On Jan. 15, police have been referred to as to the 3100 block of Cliff Avenue for what was initially an in-progress housebreaking. When officers arrived, they discovered the sufferer, Karon E. Williams, 57, of the 3100 block of Cliff Avenue, with an obvious gunshot wound.
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Excel to Excellence, a youth-oriented nonprofit, additionally unveiled sketches of the deliberate “learning center” on the occasion that drew greater than 70 college students, county officers, faculty employees and group members.
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