We are accepting nominations for the “Healthy Workplace Award,” a new awards program to recognize Alexandria employers that promote healthy lifestyles at the workplace. To assist employers identify and address habits that promote obesity, the A-COAN website features a checklist of healthy workplace habits and a description of concrete steps employers can take to make the healthy choice the easy choice for their employees.
Starting May 4, Old Town Market in Alexandria will join Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market in accepting SNAP. Later in the summer, the Old Town Market expects to start a bonus dollar program, supported by A-COAN, that will double the first ten dollars SNAP customers spend at the market each week.
During Summer and Fall 2011, we worked to better understand barriers to play in our community through a community-wide playground assessment, focus groups, and a photovoice project. Check out the results of the assessment! If you are interested in getting involved, the Project Play Task Force will be meeting on March 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA.