Local Missions – First United Methodist of Crossett

First United Methodist of Crossett has a long history of feeding children in need, but when Autumn Smith came to work there, the program had run its course and lost its momentum for a couple of years. Autumn was hired as the new Children’s and Youth Minister in 2016 and saw a need in the … Continued

Registered Dietitian Day

Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day in March, during National Nutrition Month. Registered Dietitians are the nation’s food and nutrition experts, committed to improving the health of their patients, clients and communities. This year, over 100 dietitians gathered at the State Capitol to receive the National Nutrition Month/RDN … Continued

Choose Whole Grains

Now-a-days, carbohydrates seem to be a public enemy. However, it is important to note that the amount of carbohydrate in the diet is as equally important as the type of carbohydrate. Many people are confused about carbohydrates, because they are found in a wide array of both healthy and unhealthy foods. The healthiest sources of carbohydrates, unprocessed or … Continued

Vary Your Protein

Did you know most Americans get the recommended amounts of protein to meet their needs? However, majority of protein consumption is from animal sources and has a high fat content. Because different protein sources give us different vitamins and minerals, it is important that vary our protein intake. The protein foods group is comprised of … Continued

Make Half Fruits and Vegetables

We can thank Hippocrates for the famous quote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” — which we translated to “food is medicine”. Hippocrates and the Ancient Greeks were onto something when they studied the therapeutic properties of food. Today it is strongly encouraged that we make half of our plate fruits and … Continued