Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series about three Washington County families participating in a food diary program created by The Herald-Mail and Washington County Health Department.
WILLIAMSPORT - Two weeks ago the Michael family went to a restaurant, where Lisa Michael got a surprise thanks to her husband.
"I looked over and I was in shock that he had water. I've never ever since I've known him seen him with water at a restaurant. He's always had Dr. Pepper," she said of her husband, Brian, 31, whom she's known for six years.
The Michaels, who live in Williamsport, are one of three Washington County families participating in a food diary project created by The Herald-Mail and the Washington County Health Department. The families are keeping track of their food consumption and exercise for about three weeks. Then they will have food and exercise plans developed for them and will continue to track their food consumption and exercise for a month. The other participants are Kellee Smith of Hagerstown and the Sargents, who live near Funkstown.