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doctor-yum-projectThe Doctor Yum Project is a new nonprofit started by pediatrician Nimali Fernando, MD MPH, who started doctoryum.com in 2011. Our nonprofit, now with an enthusiastic board of directors, has outlined a mission - partnering with families to raise children who eat a healthy whole food diet.

We are now offering FREE shopping classes at two Fredericksburg VA grocery stores. The class is aimed at showing families how to get organized and save money while preparing healthy dishes. Classes are now offered twice a month.

In August, we offered our first cooking camp for kids, called "Doctor Yum's Cooking Adventure" for kids ages 7-12. Kids enjoyed a daily nutrition lesson, tastings, cooking skills and preparation of healthy plant-based recipes from around the world. Stay tuned as we develop new classes. We hope to offer our next class once a week after school.

Information on Shopping and Cooking Classes can be found on our website www.doctoryumproject.org.

Check Doctor Yum's post on canning homemade applesauce on her Fred Parent blog.

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Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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