HNFE senior Erica Hess highlighted for work with Spotsylvania Farmers Market

Human nutrition, foods, and exercise senior Erica Hess was highlighted in the Freelance Star for her excellent work with the Spotsylvania Farmers Market this summer. Erica helped to host Virginia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sandy Adams at the market, serving the Commissioner a sample of tomato peach salad as a part of her internship with the Family Nutrition Program’s Food Access and Availability Project. FAAP hired six HNFE students this summer, placing them to work in 15 markets across the state. The interns held recipe tasting and nutrition lessons in their host markets each week for the entire summer. The Family Nutrition Program also hires HNFE students to do nutrition education at summer food feeding sites across the state as well. This popular internship gives students hands on experience with community nutrition in a variety of settings.

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