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Month: July 2022


Weekly Nutrition and Diet Management Post – 7/25/22

Happy Monday!

For those of you who do not know, yesterday was International Self Care Day. The definition of self-care is “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health, or “taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.”

Self-care can consist of a wide variety of different methods. I thought the pictures below were good visuals. Be sure to see the link below regarding more about self-care, and how you can take more time to manage stress. This is a huge topic that comes up during many of my nutrition sessions.  Remember, you cannot be your best self in helping others if you are not doing what you can to take care for your own wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Today is the day! For those of you that RSVP’d for the Healthy Community Cookout tonight, please just bring yourselves, your guests, and be ready to prep the food onsite. All food is provided and free. RSVPs only are accepted, and the deadline was last week. The information for address and menu is attached. We will be in the bay and the fire trucks will be out for you and your guests to check out. It is going to be super fun!

As for parking for today’s event, there will be parking at the fire station and through the gate to the fairgrounds. We will have signs to direct you where to go. I hope you all have a great week!

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Weekly Nutrition and Diet Management Post – 7/18/22

We have reached capacity for our community grill out event! It should be a great turnout. If any Warren County employees are interested in donating items to help us with budget goals, it would be greatly appreciated. I have included a list of needed items as well. I will have boxes where employees can leave donations at the main office at the health department, or you may drop items off to me directly in Room 103. Please drop you donation in one of the locations listed. We at the health department greatly appreciate your generosity!

Here is some more grilling education to check out:

List of Needed Items

Food Items:

  • Almond flour
  • Bottled water
  • Dates
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Relish
  • Minced garlic jars
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Rice vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dried dill weed
  • Black pepper
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Tahini paste
  • Canned black beans
  • Canned pinto beans
  • Canned corn
  • Sugar-free maple syrup
  • Regular hamburger buns
  • Whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Wheat Thin crackers
  • Nut Thin crackers
  • Corn tortilla chips

Paper Products:

  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic silverware  utensils
  • Plastic cups

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Weekly Nutrition and Diet Management Post – 7/11/22

I know it has been awhile! I hope you all have been eating well  and getting plenty of exercise. This month, we will be focusing on healthy grilling and food prep safety. See the educational link below.

Great news!! We have confirmed our date for our community grill out. Our event will be held on Monday, July 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm at the new Lebanon Fire Station. We will have food to grill and we will prepare all of side dishes in the fire department’s state of the art kitchen. We will also be getting help from Lebanon Fire Department and the Warren County Health Department regarding food  and fire safety. I hope to have you all there! Be sure to bring your families.

This is a community event, and all are welcome to attend. Please notify me of interest in attending and an approximation of guests you plan to bring. I may also be sending more questions about food interest. Here is what is on the menu so far:

  • Balsamic herb steak, grilled chicken, or grilled fish (let me know what you prefer)
  • Beef/turkey/Beyond burgers (let me know which you prefer)
  • Greek yogurt potato salad
  • Creamy cauliflower mac-n-cheese
  • Summer bean salad
  • Summer fruit salad
  • Fudgy date brownies

601 N Broadway, next to the Warren County Fairgrounds

Educational Video:

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