HEALTHY HEARTS PLUS II
Mommies, Bellies, Babies and Daddies For Week ending 3-6-22
Submitted by: Healthy Hearts Plus II
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Workshop: Mommies, Bellies, Babies & Daddies
Location: Calhoun Center – COVID 96 Foods as Prescription RX & Delivery
Attendance: 160 persons served – 70 families served – 10 pregnant, 23 breastfeeding moms, 8 fathers, 39 babies & toddlers, 10 children, 1 staff 2 drivers
Race Breakdown: 15 Black; 50 families in need; 3 transients
Deliveries: 15 families delivered by CAHN Transportation
Food Poundage: 1,299 pounds of food; 19.1 lbs. of food per family
Nutrition Info: Portion Control – watching what you eat
New Mothers: 1
Home Deliveries: 15 by CAHN
Home Deliveries: 50 by other means
Total Deliveries: 68
Food sovereignty: 15 foods as prescription bags were delivered to our Pregnant, New Moms and Breastfeeding families during COVID19.
Topic: We would like to begin our weekly report each week with appreciation to Mr. Tracy Causey and the Capital Area Health Network transportation team for their show of support and collective solidarity as food as prescription bags were delivered to our pregnant, new baby delivered moms and breastfeeding mothers. During this time of social distancing and isolation and in compliance with the CDC guidelines, we will make home deliveries to our families so that they will have the necessary nutritious foods utilizing food as medicine. Our staff and drivers continue to follow the state mandated 6 feet distance so that they maintain a safe distance from our families while they provide this essential service.
We met in our virtual centering sister circle this week. Our speaker was one of our doulas who is also studying to be a mid-wife. Her topic was knowing what to avoid during pregnancy. This included teratogens which are conditions that can be harmful for the development of your baby during pregnancy. The mothers in the virtual circle were very engaged with this subject and the conversation flowed freely with comments, questions, and suggestions.
Food is Medicine bags were delivered to all our families in the program. Bags were filled with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as lean sources of proteins and whole grains. If any of our breastfeeding mothers become infected with Covid, we have secured formula as a supplement for their babies during the time they are ill. We welcomed another new mom to our virtual sister circle, and she is expecting her first baby in August. We are incredibly happy to have her as part of our sister circle centering group.
You can find more information on our programs on Facebook and Instagram. On behalf of Dr. Alice Freeman, the entire staff of Healthy Hearts Plus II and the families we serve, we say, “Thank You” for your unselfish love and act of kindness. We pray blessings of good health, peace of mind and total wellness for each of you. Please continue to be safe and well.
Session Needs: None currently.
Conclusion: Care packages consisting of food items and other essentials were distributed to each participant.