Anne, a Master Food Volunteer from Fairfax is giving out back-to-school healthy breakfast packets (oatmeal, raisins, nuts, etc, from Share food pantry in McLean) and talking to clients about the importance of a healthy breakfast. She was featured in Connections Newspapers: http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/photos/2013/aug/20/41802/ Great job, Anne!
According to Katie Strong, our Family and Consumer Sciences Agent working with the Fairfax volunteers, Anne also handed out “Break the Fast” article from Living Well v.8. by Deb Chappell, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent from Roanoke. This article can be found at the following URL: http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/FCS/FCS-15/FCS-15.html
More Fairfax Master Food Volunteers have been involved with a series of Chef at Market” food demos for preparing healthy fruits and vegetables. Check out the following URL for more info: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/wp-farm-mkt.htm. Another volunteer was recently mentioned in the Washington Post Fairfax County wellness calendar.
Check this out… The Arlington/Alexandra Extension blog site for more blog entries about the exciting programs their Master Food Volunteers have recently been involved, including food demonstrations and samples as part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension exhibit at the Arlington County Fair. Volunteers also help lead a life skills class at Carpenter’s Shelter in Old Town Alexandria by working with participants to cook healthy meals: http://blogs.ext.vt.edu/arl-alexvce/.
We appreciate all of our volunteers’ great work and talents!