The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 11, 2014

Our Readers Speak — Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Learning to enjoy the taste of eating right



While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, the foods we enjoy are the ones we eat most. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month 2014, the TSN/WIC Program, along with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, encourages everyone to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”

Each March, the Academy encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme focuses on combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The Academy strives to communicate healthful eating messages that emphasize balancing food and beverages within an individual’s energy needs, rather than focusing on any one specific food or meal. To this end, it is the Academy’s position that improving overall health requires a lifelong commitment to healthful lifestyle behaviors, emphasizing sustainable and enjoyable eating practices and daily physical activity.

The Academy’s National Nutrition Month website — www.eatright.org/NNM/ — includes a variety of helpful tips, games, promotional tools and nutrition education resources, all designed to spread the message of good nutrition based on the “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” theme.

The WIC Program has been providing nutrition education and supplemental foods to pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children for 40 years.

For more information about National Nutrition Month or the WIC Program, contact your local WIC Office by calling 304-255-9034 or visiting our website at http://ons.wvdhhr.org. WIC is an equal opportunity employer and provider.



Heather McCoy

Nutritionist

TSN/WIC Program

Beckley




Delegates try to make life hard for old people



I think every drunk driver and every sex offender, pill seeker and child molester and meth maker and everybody else that breaks the law should be put on the news where we could see who is living next to us and put out where they are living.

I guess our good old boys in the House of Delegates are going to make it harder on all of us old people. Some of us just have Social Security. A doctor charges about $150 for an office call so we will have to pay for a prescription to get something to help with a bad cold.

And remember the next time you vote, the good old boys have turned into the bad old boys.



Grover L. Adkins

Oak Hill