Lynchburg City Schools new van feeds minds, stomachs through nutrition program
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg City Schools is expanding its nutrition program by catering to some students, both literally and figuratively, with a new van. “Once I get my routes and everything done, study what I need to study and get my addresses straight, I’m off and running,” said Jason Croumpton, a school nutrition delivery driver. LCS will now deliver meals to nearly 250 students who chose to learn remote-only and lack transportation to curbside locations. We had been delivering meals on bus routes,” Morris said. AdWith only one van, routes will be spread out Tuesdays through Fridays.
Can a healthy diet help your body fight COVID-19? Virginia Tech nutrition expert says yes
BLACKSBURG, Virginia – If you want to give your body the best fighting chance against COVID-19, take a closer look at the food you’re putting on your plate. Dr. Carlin Rafie, an assistant professor of nutrition at Virginia Tech said that the food we eat and nutrition play a big role in our immune function. While the best defense against COVID-19 is mask-wearing, social distancing and washing your hands, she said eating a healthy diet will help too. “Eating a healthy diet is recommended for everybody. She recommended eating foods with fiber and fermented foods like kimchi or kombucha.