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MPNN CSB Staff Teach Kids at Local Daycares about Staying Healthy

The MPNN CSB Prevention, Health and Wellness Division Staff are making it a priority to develop fun and creative ways to reach kids in our local daycare centers. Through a Healthy Virginia Action Team Grant (HCAT) from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY), their staff and community partners are teaching kids about eating healthy and making exercise a part of every day. Given the constraints of COVID-19 distancing, creativity has kicked into full gear. They are doing their educational presentations from outside the windows of the daycare centers, and the kids and teachers are loving it. The photo included here has a big “Thank You” from the Gloucester Learning Center. Other daycares they are working with include: Grand Kids Child Care and Learning Center, Creative Critters-West Point, Mt. Landing Children’s Center-Essex, Kiddie Korner-King & Queen, and Richmond County YMCA.

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If you are interested in bringing these fun and healthy educational opportunities to your youth serving organization, please contact the MPNN CSB Prevention, Health and Wellness Division at prevent@mpnn.state.va.us or call us at 804-642-5402.


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COVID-19 Virginia Resource Website

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In efforts to be a direct resource to Virginians facing challenges related to COVID-19, VDSS has spearheaded the launch of a brand new COVID-19 Virginia Resources website and COVID VA mobile app (available today for iOS users in the App Store – Android/Google Play forthcoming). Designed as a “one-stop” resource for individuals, families and businesses to access benefits, services and critical information, the website and app aim to connect an essential need – whether food, child care, healthcare, housing, unemployment insurance, or more – with an immediate and actionable resource.