Policy Committee on Education Of The National Foundation for Women Legislators Passes Resolution Urging State and Local Governments To Provide Supplementation to All At-Risk Children

Document Also Encourages All State and Local Agencies to Partner with Vitamin Relief USA

Ojai, CA – The nutrition supplement industry as well as Vitamin Relief USA (VRUSA) have received formal support from the National Policy Committee on Education and Training of the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ (NFWL). At NFWL’s annual conference, this important committee passed the “Resolution on Improving the Health and Educational Status of At-Risk Children with Daily Multi-vitamin/Mineral and Essential Fatty Acid Supplements”.

NFWL’s National Policy Committee on Education’s resolution urges “state and local governments to pursue nutritional programs that provide multi-vitamins and essential fatty acid supplements to all pre-school and school aged children who might benefit from them to promote better health, more productivity, increased learning and better quality of life for all children regardless of their socio-economic status.”

The National Policy Committee also encourages agencies and organizations to join with Vitamin Relief USA “to get critical nutritional supplements to as many children who need them as possible.” The complete language of the resolution may be read at:
http://www.vitaminrelief.org/pdf/NFWLEducation_Com_Resolution_VitaminRelief_Nov2006.pdf

At NFWL’s annual conference, Michael Morton, VRUSA’s Executive Director and Board President Connie Whitaker spoke to the policy committee highlighting the urgent need for nutrient supplementation for at-risk children in America and the devastating effects of malnutrition to the children and to society as a whole. At the conclusion, the committee voted unanimously to pass the resolution.

“It is vital that we nurture and protect our children. Our elected women understand this and actively seek out and implement solutions that will allow our children to grow and prosper both in and out of the classroom,” stated Robin Read, CEO and President of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. “The legislators who serve on NFWL’s National Policy Committee on Education and Training support the work that Vitamin Relief USA is doing. By providing daily multi-vitamins and other required supplements to children in need, Vitamin Relief USA is working to ensure that our children are healthy.”

“Vitamin Relief USA is deeply grateful for the support of the National Foundation of Women Legislator’s National Policy Committee on Education and Training and we look forward to working with its members to ensure that all at-risk children in the United States receive the nutrition they need to become productive, healthy citizens,” said Ms. Whitaker.

Vitamin Relief USA, a “Four-Star” rated charity by Charity Navigator, currently provides daily multivitamins to more than 26,000 needy children as well as 14,000 low income seniors at more than 300 sites in 31 states across the United States. Collaborative distribution sites include: Head Start, Healthy Start and WIC programs, K-12 public schools and school districts, Volunteers of America, Rotary Clubs, Health Care for the Homeless Clinician’s Network, community health centers, Council on Aging programs, homeless and battered women shelters, Native American programs, Salvation Army, YWCA and YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, City Park and Recreation Departments, hospital outreach programs, public health departments, medical and nursing school community outreach programs, and countless other community-based and faith-based organizations.

Vitamin Relief USA is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization committed to improving the health status of children, seniors and adults at risk for malnutrition through vitamin supplementation. To support Vitamin Relief USA, or for further information, please call 805-715-2693 or log onto www.vitaminrelief.org .

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