EDITORIAL: Teaching healthy living

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 3, 2023

Over recent decades, the Tri-State has seen some bad press for its obesity rates and unhealthy lifestyles, which, often, go hand in hand with poverty rates.

After Huntington received a particularly nasty distinction, efforts were made to promote fitness and programs such as Huntington’s Kitchen were launched to educate the public on affordable nutrition.

And, here in Lawrence County, a program through the Lawrence County Health Department offered at OUS is promoting healthy meal preparation.

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Taught by Viviane Khounlavong, it is offered weekly to the community at no charge.

The class shows how healthy meals can be made in advance, by utilizing low-cost ingredients and is geared toward those with a busy schedule.

With a little thought, major changes can be made in lifestyles.

Khounlavong, who owns a food truck business that offers healthy options, is also a fitness instructor and has a deep background of knowledge on the subject.

This is a great resource for the public and we encourage all to take advantage of it.