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Virginia CACFP Week


WHEREAS, one of the basic rights of children, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1948, is their right to basic nutrition; and

WHEREAS, caring for our Commonwealth’s children must be our top priority; and

WHEREAS, since 1968, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) has granted children and adults excellent foundations and benefits, which is vital to Virginia’s long term health; and

WHEREAS, the two fundamental goals of the CACFP are that all individuals serviced by this program will be well nourished and learn healthy eating behaviors that will last a lifetime; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia acknowledges the contributions of child and adult care providers, nutrition educators, program staff and parents that contribute to the success of the CACFP; and

WHEREAS, the CACFP will continue its commitment to teaching and emphasizing the benefits of nutritious eating for children and adults; and

WHEREAS, together, as Virginians, we can make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable populations;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize March 15-21, 2020, as VIRGINIA CACFP WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.