Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department Starts New Pilot Program

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

A faith-based grant is funding these 6-week courses to help families live healthier.

Each cooking class has a specific focus ranging from breakfast foods to canning vegetables. Local churches are volunteering garden space so you can learn how to be sustainable. And a walk challenge gets the body moving.

This summer is the pilot program, but they plan on continuing with different courses throughout the year.

"Also to replicate it in another city or other cities in West Virginia. Or if we can go throughout the nation we want to prove that a community can work together. That's why it's so important that we get businesses on board and people that have knowledge and can come help us and say this is what we can do and eventually help someone in another city and eventually maybe we can affect our nation," says community visionary Laura Fautty.

The program starts mid-June. For more information call 304-485-7374.

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  • by ViennaGuy on May 31, 2012 at 02:23 PM
    Wow. Now the government, along with certain "visionaries", think we have to be taught how to live and how to eat? Unbelievable. How did the USA ever survive its first 230 years without such programs?!
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      by john on Jun 1, 2012 at 07:27 PM in reply to ViennaGuy
      when people got to lazy to work in a garden and cook at home. It's easier to stop at micky D's and get a burger and fries instead of cooking. Children look awful today over weight and out of shape. The sad part is that the government has to step in to let people know what we have known for 230 years. just to lazy.
  • by jake Location: all over on May 31, 2012 at 04:14 AM
    will there be smoke breaks?
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