April Fournier is not just a Portland (ME) Councilmember, she’s also an early childhood support specialist within an outpatient pediatric clinic. After the child’s medical health visit, Fournier checks in with the parents to provide support on the “social determinants of health”: housing, food and other areas critical to a child’s development.
No, the quarantined home isn’t a foxhole, although parents and caretakers may sometimes feel it’s a battleground. We get it: with preschools and daycares closed for the foreseeable future, parents and caregivers are seeking engaging activities to keep the family sane and healthy. A great way to achieve both is by cooking together.