We recorded today’s conversation with Vanessa Santiago via Zoom. Vanessa is a local extension agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension‘s Family and Consumer Sciences program. She’s based in Frederick County but serves all five surrounding counties. We talked a bit about how tough it is to sometimes be healthier at home, so she offered some tips, suggestions and advice for:

  • how to eat healthier while we’re all being safe at home;
  • how to be smarter in our grocery shopping/choices;
  • getting the kids involved in meal choices and prep;
  • the importance of exercise and being active.

She also talked about food safety in the age of COVID-19. We referenced an FAQ sheet during the show – you can download that here: COVID-19 Food Safety FAQ The websites we mentioned: http://eatsmartmovemoreva.org/ and https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ offer recipes, kids activities and more. For more information, follow Vanessa’s program on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VCEShenandoahValleyNutrition/