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Virginia's First Lady Helping to Combat the "Summer Slide"

To a child, the start of summer vacation usually means three months of uninterrupted fun and exploration. For many educators and health care providers, however, the summertime brings a new list of concerns. The end of a school year marks a three-month hiatus from educational programming and, for many children, proper nutrition. This interruption in a child’s development has been coined the “summer slide.” 

Dr. Alice Ackerman speaks with First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe