• Denine Rogers

Finally, Back From Brief Leave and Dealing with COVID 19!

First, I want to pray that everyone is safe and following the rules while dealing with COVID 19. Please be safe and think about and apply safe social distancing with everyone you come in contact. Tell all healthcare workers, law enforcement and front line workers dealing with this COVID 19 THANK YOU!! and remember to stay at home in order to protect everyone. Make sure to stay informed with updated information by plugging in the websites below:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

World Health Organization

Second, the COVID-19 has caused so many people to be out of work. Please help your fellow neighborhoods by donating your time and money to several nonprofit organizations. Check out the Washington Post Newspaper article for a list of nonprofit agencies website: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/21/how-you-can-help-during-coronavirus/?arc404=true#stores

And third, I know some people wanted to know about early voting but as of right now voting is delay due to the Coronavirus . Check in your neighborhood when the new dates of early voting by clicking the website - Polling Place Locator - Vote.org - https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/. I was able to do early voting 2 weeks before the COVID 19 came round.

Fourth, make sure that you fill out your Census 2020 forms online or mail. I was able to do this online and it was quick and easy. Make sure you get this completed because this will impact your communities. The due date has changed to April 1st, 2020. For more details about the Census 2020 click the website - https://2020census.gov/en.html

Lastly, I want to apologize to everyone for not being up to date with this blog. Life has been so hectic lately that I am finally get things up to date. As you probably know that this is still National Nutrition Month and it is important particularly during these time to Eat Right, Bite by Bite. So how do you do this? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics show this by using these four steps below:

1. Eating a variety of nutritious foods every day

  • Including healthful foods from all food groups.

  • Hydrating healthfully with beverages.

  • Learning how to read Nutrition Facts labels, which you will learn how to do today.

  • Practicing portion control.

  • Taking the time to enjoy your food.

2. Plan your meals each week

  • Be menu-savvy when dining out.

  • Choose healthful recipes to make during the week.

  • Enjoy healthful eating at school and at work.

  • Eat healthfully while traveling.

3. Learn skills to create tasty meals

  • Keeping healthful ingredients on hand.

  • Practicing proper home food safety.

  • Sharing meals together as a family when possible.

  • Finding ways to reduce food waste.

  • Trying new flavors and foods

4. Consult a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

  • You can ask your doctor for a referral to an RDN or meet with RDNs in a variety of settings throughout your community.

  • Find an RDN who is specialized to serve your unique needs. RDNs provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.

  • To find an expert in your area, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website at www.eatright.org

Please be safe and remember to use all of the safe precautions!

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