Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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February 20, 2014

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ASHLAND — Family Fitness Night set

GREYSBRANCH Family Fitness Night will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Greysbranch Elementary School.

The event will be hosted by Team SKIP, the school’s community problem-solving team.

Guest presenters will include Fast Program (Tri-State Rehab), the Cheer Factory, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (health screenings), the Greenup Junior Football League, the Greenup JFL Rec Team and King’s Daughters Medical Center. Guests may sign up for “Fuel Up to Play 60.”

Choirs announced for H-B fundraiser

ASHLAND Eight choirs will participate in Saturday’s Hillcrest-Bruce Mission’s sixth annual Church Choir Festival at the Paramount Arts Center.

On the bill for the 7 p.m. event are choirs from Advance United Methodist, Ashland First United Methodist, First Baptist Russell, Unity Baptist, Christ United Methodist, Grassland Community, South Ashland United Methodist and Wildwood First Church of God.

Admission is free, but a love offering will benefit the mission on Eloise Street that serves the Pollard Community.

Food Check-Out Week celebrated

ASHLAND The Boyd County Farm Bureau Federation is celebrating Food Check-Out Week through Saturday.

Key messages for the program are:

The bureau is helping consumers find solutions to eating healthy on a stretched budget.

America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to producing safe, abundant and healthy food.

Despite a recent uptick in retail food prices, the cost of eating healthy hasn’t changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. A recent Agriculture Department report favorably supports the economics of healthier eating.

Food price data shows prices for unprepared, readily available fresh fruits and vegetables have remained stable relative to dessert and snack foods, such as chips, ice cream and soft drinks. Therefore, as defined by foods in the study, the price of a “healthier” diet has not changed compared to an “unhealthy” diet.

Learning to use grocery dollars wisely helps ensure nutrition isn’t neglected, according to the bureau. Fruits and vegetables — along with whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, beans, eggs and nuts — are an important part of a healthy diet.

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