Earlier this month, survey company WalletHub marked Asheville as one of the “Fattest Cities” in the country. Asheville ranked No. 43 among the 100 most populated U.S. metro areas for obesity levels, weight-related health problems and environmental factors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meanwhile, reports that the South has the second-highest regional rate […]
In honor of March being national nutrition month, Vice President for Women’s and Children’s Health at Mission Hospital and Medical Director for Mission Children’s Hospital, Dr. Susan Mims, writes a post about pediatric nutrition. (Photo courtesy of the Western Carolina Medical Society)
Taking a trip down the aisle can be a scary experience — and we’re not talking about marriage. We’re talking about the grocery store. Today, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension announced the release of a series of online videos created specifically to help consumers make smart and healthy decisions when they shop for various edibles.
We recently visited a third-grade class at Haw Creek Elementary School in east Asheville and joined the kids for lunch in the cafeteria. In this video, our Food & Features Coordinator Mackensy Lunsford chows down on chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and green beans, and talks to students about what they like (and don’t like) to eat and why.