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Eating Your Way to 100!

Join nutrition, health, and exercise experts as they share lifestyle tips that can help you live a long and productive life, free from chronic health conditions. You’ll come away with tasty and healthy recipe ideas, easy exercises, and information on the latest research about eating well to help prevent chronic diet-related diseases. This program is…

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National Nutrition Month Library Series

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with AFAC, Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR), and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE)! Bring your pre-schoolers and kids to Shirlington Library, Central Library, and Columbia Pike for select kids club, story times, or crafty Wednesday for fun stories and nutrition-themed activities. All events are in partnership with Arlington County…

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Thank you Nurses and Nursing students!

In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6–12, we would like to thank all the nurses who have helped AFAC! A special thank you to nursing students and nurses from Marymount University, Chamberlain School of Nursing, and Stratford University for their tireless dedication to help the Arlington community. As part of their community health rotation,…

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Dietetic Interns at AFAC

Four dietetic interns from Sodexo and Virginia Tech spent a week each with AFAC as part of their community rotation internship. AFAC was fortunate to have their assistance from the last week of March until the first week of May. Melinda Cater, Sodexo Dietetic Intern and Master’s degree candidate in Nutrition/Dietetics, was a great help during the last…

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Food Safety During Power Outages

Samantha Brann, Deputy Coordinator of Arlington County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and Melinda Cater, volunteer from Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and Sodexo Dietetic Intern/Master’s degree candidate, teamed up on Tuesday, March 29 to lead a class at Hunter’s Park Apartments on food safety and preparation during power outages. Hunter’s Park Activity Coordinator Anna…

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National Nutrition Month Celebration

Along with the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), AFAC celebrated National Nutrition Month at the Central Public Library on March 26th. The theme was “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” and the event included an afternoon of nutrition-related games, activities, and presentations for families. This was the first time the event was held, and a diverse group…

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Regional 4-H Food Challenge Champions!

Over the past few months, AFAC’s Cooking and Nutrition Coordinator, Aisha Salazar, coached and taught classes on nutrition, cooking, and budgeting to a group of teens from the Bridges to Independence/4-H Youth Leadership Academy (b2i/4-H YLA). We are excited to report that the team won FIRST place in the 4-H Food Challenge regional challenge! As a result,…

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Healthy Play Newsletters

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

On Sunday, March 26, join us at Arlington Central Library from 2-5pm for an afternoon of fun for the whole family for an event to celebrate National Nutrition Month. The free event teaches children about My Plate through games and activities and provides families, caregivers, and teachers nutrition tips through a variety of 5-minute presentations.…

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