Lots of info on suicide and drugs and then we get to food:
The healthy living committee has had two meetings so far. They have been working on gathering information for a resource guide including educational classes and support groups. They have also been talking to people in the community about what they would like to see and have begun working on ways to increase interest in walking trail extensions in the area.
One of the biggest challenges this committee said it faces is simply a lack of interest in healthy living. At the events that have been hosted over the years by the Western Arizona Council of Governments, the attendance has just been low.
To combat that, the committee is hoping to host several events. One they suggested would be a chef competition where they give chefs a box of healthy ingredients and have them create something quick and simple so others can emulate it in their homes.
The largest barrier for these three committees is simply participation. Having people from the community who are willing to help, volunteer time and effort is key to these committees going forward.
Discussion on the development of resource guides for all the issues has been tabled for now. While no date has been specifically released, the next quarterly meeting will be held in November.
“We have a real opportunity to make a difference,” Teri Williams, director of communications and marketing at Kingman Regional Medical Center, said to the group.
"One of the biggest challenges this committee said it faces is simply a lack of interest in healthy living."
And exactly WHY would they expect people to have an interest?
MOST people think they are living healthy!
I'd love to see people become more aware, but this article really doesn't do it:
NO LINK TO THE WEBSITE for this -- what is it? County or city committee? No email to contact the reporter?
Now I really understand why there's no interest. I sure would be interested, but I doubt they'll be knocking on my door.