June 13, 2012
Using their fingers or plastic forks, dozens of people invited to South Hagerstown High School on Wednesday tasted a variety of potential new menu items as the county school system moves toward offering students healthier foods that use fresher ingredients. Most of the items were new, such as a curried chicken wrap and Asian vegetable noodle lettuce wraps, and others were an attempt at a healthier version of existing dishes offered at schools, said Jeff Proulx, supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services for Washington County Public Schools.
May 4, 2012
War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Services will offer a free program "Portion Distortion" at noon Friday, May 11, in Education Room B at War Memorial Hospital. Kelly Walker will discuss proper food serving sizes and how food portions have been distorted. The class is open to the public, but registration is required by Tuesday, May 8. For more information or to register, call 800-662-7831.
March 25, 2012
The United Way and Community Foundation of Washington County are submitting monthly editorials to keep the Strategic Community Impact Plan (SCIP) process in the forefront of the minds of those in our community and to report on progress that is being made toward the SCIP goals. We are excited to share a productive conversation that has been taking place amongst many community partners around the topic of hunger. This Food Program Collaborative has been discussing issues, such as distribution of available resources, programs and eligibility, nutrition and gaps that need to be filled moving forward.
February 3, 2012
War Memorial Hospital's Center for Rehab & Wellness, 261 Berkmore Place, Suite 2A, Berkeley Springs, will offer a free nutrition program "Soup & Nuts" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Sara Kuykendall, a registered and licensed dietitian, will help participants explore heart-healthy ingredients to make soups and snacks. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 304-258-8377.
December 6, 2011
Last December, President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which authorizes funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs, and increases access to healthy food for low-income children. The legislation, which includes $4.5 billion in new funding for these programs over 10 years, represents a major step forward in our nation's effort to provide all children with healthy food in schools, where more than 31 million children receive meals through school lunch programs.
October 19, 2011
War Memorial Hospital's Center for Rehab & Wellness will offer a free nutrition program, “Pack a Healthy Lunch” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at 261 Berkmore Place, Suite 2A, Berkeley Springs. Registered dietitian Sara Kuykendall will discuss ideas to make quick, easy lunches. The class is open to the public, but registration is required. Call 304-258-8377.
October 17, 2011
Last week, I gave you a little insight on a few lessons I've learned from being into fitness for the past 20 years. Today, I've got a few more for ya. First things first. A major key to success in anything is laser focus on one thing at a time. If your goal is fat loss, focus on developing the habits that will promote fat loss. If your goal is to get big and strong, focus on developing the habits that will get you big and strong. One big fat hairy goal at a time.
October 14, 2011
Special to The Herald-Mail Proper nutrition is paramount to leading a healthful lifestyle, whether your goal is to lose weight or to provide your body with adequate fuel to run a marathon. Regardless of what you are trying to achieve, you will not reach your goals without a healthful diet. Carbohydrates are important to fuel the body. If you are trying to lose weight while exercising, do not eliminate carbohydrates from your diet. The more you exercise, the more carbohydrates your body will require.