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salad-dressing-jarWhen you dress that healthy salad with store bought-dressing, you may be weighing it down with calories and processed ingredients. Try making your own salad dressing instead! Grab a mason jar and add your favorite vinegar and oil. Use ingredients like a dollop of jam or mustard to combine them, and add herbs or spices for flavor. Then comes the fun part — shake (kids love this part!).

Tired of cooking the same meals for your family? Want to put more fruits and vegetables on your family's plate, but afraid they won't like it? The Doctor Yum Project can help! Our newest free program, Doctor Yum's Cooking Club, is a collection of kid-tested, healthy recipes featuring seasonal produce that can be prepared with your friends in a social environment.

Information on our cooking club and a collection of kid-tested recipes is available at www.doctoryum.com. Make sure to visit our Facebook page for healthy eating ideas.

 

 

 

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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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