Virginia Governor's Nutrition Council

For the past three years, I have had the honor of representing the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the Bridging the Nutritional Divide Council established to reduce childhood hunger, promote the state agriculture industry, and to enhance or expand statewide community nutrition programs. Yesterday our Chair, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, unveiled our final product; The Virginia Food Access Network. This website seeks to provide data, resources and toolkits to stakeholders across the state in an effort to decrease hunger and improve nutritional health.  

Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide

Proud to represent the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics today at the Richmond Capitol Building, as I serve on First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe's Council concentrating on: eliminating childhood hunger, promoting Virginia agriculture, and addressing community food, nutrition and health initiatives in the state. Stay tuned for exciting state partnerships and collaborations.

2016 ANDPAC Legislative Conference

From seed to fork to body – Exciting week on Capitol Hill and Georgetown meeting with fellow Public Policy colleagues and legislators addressing health, food and nutrition issues.

Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide Initial Meeting

 Council members: Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) Heidi Hertz, Andrea Early, Catherine Digilio Grimes, and Nancy Farrell with Baltimore Ravens Torrey Smith, and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe 

Council members: Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) Heidi Hertz, Andrea Early, Catherine Digilio Grimes, and Nancy Farrell with Baltimore Ravens Torrey Smith, and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe 

We had our first meeting for the Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide today in Richmond. The subcommittee I have been appointed to is the Community Initiatives work group as it relates to food access, health strategies and programs across the state. I look forward to representing the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

 Commonwealth Council Members: Baltimore Ravens Torrey Smith and Nancy Farrell

Commonwealth Council Members: Baltimore Ravens Torrey Smith and Nancy Farrell

VAND Legislative Day 2015

 Food Allergy Discussion with Representative Bobby Orrock (R)

Food Allergy Discussion with Representative Bobby Orrock (R)

 Food Safety Bill Discussion with Dale Hendon, Chief of Staff for Senator Stuart (R)

Food Safety Bill Discussion with Dale Hendon, Chief of Staff for Senator Stuart (R)

 Discussing legislation with State Senator Richard Stuart (R)

Discussing legislation with State Senator Richard Stuart (R)

 The 2015 VAND Legislative Day Delegation

The 2015 VAND Legislative Day Delegation

VAND representatives met with numerous Virginia State Senators and Representatives to discuss multiple food allergy and safety bills for this session of the state legislature.