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Arlandria Health Center Celebrates Healthy Living

Gale Curcio
By Gale Curcio
Posted on Aug 18,2010
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Photo Courtesy of Greg Knott<br /> <br />Retired state delegate Marian Van Landingham meets with some of Arlandria Health Center clients at the Farmer’s Market last week.
Photo Courtesy of Greg Knott
Retired state delegate Marian Van Landingham meets with some
of Arlandria Health Center clients at the Farmer’s Market
last week.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - With fresh funding from the Feds, things were popping with activity last week near Del Ray as the Arlandria Health Center celebrated National Health Center Week.
 
About 40 or so clients of Arlandria Health Center Neighborhood, Inc. used vouchers provided by the health center to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farmer’s Market, and scores more lined up for free dental screenings and wellness checks.

With thanks to Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), the acclaimed health center received Federal grants in excess of $270,000 earlier this year.

Photo Courtesy of Greg Knott<br /> <br />Arlandria Health Center clients used vouchers provided by ANHSI to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farmer’s Market last week.
Photo Courtesy of Greg Knott
Arlandria Health Center clients
used vouchers provided by
ANHSI to purchase fresh fruits
and vegetables at the Farmer’s
Market last week.

Clients of the health center enjoyed shopping at the market and hopefully will return on their own.  Market vendors said they were very pleased with the increased traffic occasioned by voucher-carrying clients and wanted to know when this would be done again. 
 
Jessica Ess, the health center's nutritionist, and Eduardo Mantilla, Project Connect staff, were there to answer questions and guide clients.
 
Several health center staff members, including Doris Rodriguez, Grace Alvarez, Ana Solis, Themy Gonzalez, Lineth Zurita, Jessica Sanchez, Naz Rahman, Maria Munoz and Pushkar,  donned ANHSI t-shirts and walked from 2 East Glebe to the market near South Glebe.  They were accompanied by significant others and their children; the children enjoyed exploring the nutritious market items. 
 
Also in attendance were retired state Del. Marian Van Landingham and City Council member Del Pepper.    

On Thursday, the health center held a Dental Screening Day for children two to 12 years of age in collaboration with the Colgate Mobile Screening Van.
 
This event was part of the health center's celebration of National Health Center Week and it was held in front of Arlandria Health Center's pediatric clinic.

A total of 31 children benefited from the dental screenings. The majority of the children had a positive outcome, in part due to the preventive care and fluoride treatment provided by our pediatricians during routine medical check-ups of children.

For more information on ANHSI, visit www.anhsi.org.


Photo Courtesy of Greg Knott<br /> <br />ANHSI held a Dental Screening Day for children aged two to 12 years of age in collaboration with the Colgate Mobile Screening Van on Thursday, August 12. <br />
Photo Courtesy of Greg Knott
The Arlandria Health Center
held a Dental Screening Day
for children collaboration with
the Colgate Mobile Screening
Van on August 12.


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