Gallia County Commissioners signed a proclamation for Nationwide Nutrition Month. Pictured are Lorie Siders, WIC director, with Commissioners Jay Stapleton, Harold Montgomery and Eugene Greene.

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GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Commissioners and Gallia County WIC place of work have signed a proclamation to figure out March as National Diet Thirty day period.

Countrywide Diet Thirty day period was initiated in 1973, originally as a week very long marketing and going to a full month in 1980 just after a escalating fascination in nutrition.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — symbolizing additional than 112,000 credentialed nourishment and dietetics techniques — is the major firm of foodstuff and nutrition experts and is effective to teach, advertise and target on healthful consuming all through March, in accordance to a push release from the Academy of Diet and Dietetics.

The Academy chooses a theme each 12 months, 2022 is Rejoice a Earth of Flavors — “embraces international cultures, cuisines and inclusivity, furthermore highlights the experience of registered dietitian nutritionists,” in accordance to the push release.

“The concept Rejoice a World of Flavors offers each and every society a spot at the desk,” explained registered dietitian nutritionist Libby Mills, a countrywide spokesperson for the Academy in Philadelphia, Penn. “Celebrating the cultural heritage, traditions and recipes from all folks is a delicious way to nourish ourselves, find out about a single an additional and come across appreciation in our variety.”

The Academy and local Gallia County WIC office, get the job done to encourage educated and healthful meals decisions, to create correct eating and physical activity routines for people to abide by all year extended.

“WIC is a supplemental Diet Program for Women of all ages, Toddler and Youngsters and is a elementary aspect of Ohio’s general public overall health program. WIC’s most significant purpose: prevention of diet-linked overall health difficulties. WIC providers contain, diet and breastfeeding training and support, supplemental foodstuff providing key nutrition, referral to well being care vendors and community packages, and peak excess weight and iron tests,” according to Lorie Siders, director of Gallia County WIC.

Siders presented a proclamation to the Gallia County Commissioners recognizing March as National Nourishment Month throughout the county.

“It is just one of my best needs that no little one should really at any time go hungry,” Siders reported.

For much more data on WIC of Countrywide Nourishment Thirty day period, get hold of Siders at the Gallia County Wellness Division — 740-441-2946.

Gallia County Commissioners signed a proclamation for National Nourishment Month. Pictured are Lorie Siders, WIC director, with Commissioners Jay Stapleton, Harold Montgomery and Eugene Greene.