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Friday, January 11, 2019
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Staff photo by Kathy Aney
Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet provides a variety of health benefits.
One goal at a time
if it’s not resolved by Satur-
day, the government shutdown
will become the longest in u.S.
Since it began dec. 22, the
shutdown has put hundreds of
thousands of federal employ-
ees across the united States on
furlough and limited services
offered by their agencies.
in umatilla County, the
effects on services may soon
become more visible if the shut-
Local agencies like CaPECO
and umatilla County Housing
authority utilize uSda loans
for affordable housing and rural
energy programs, and therefore
have been affected by the shut-
down in slowed response times
and uncertain service. The
housing authority gets rental
assistance from the uSda on
several properties as well.
umatilla County Housing
authority’s executive director,
ryan Stradley, said so far, the
impact has been fairly limited.
The agency has some pro-
grams that use Housing and
urban development (Hud)
and uSda resources. Hud
is a federal department that
helps low-income families with
affordable housing. One of their
programs is Section 8, or the
Housing Choice Voucher Pro-
gram, which provides vouchers
for a low-income family to find
their own housing.
resources available for eating better, quitting smoking in 2019
By JADE MCDOWELL
ess than two weeks into January, it’s
a good bet that some new year’s res-
olutions have already fallen by the
The good news is, when it comes
to goals around healthy eating, experts say
the best way to tackle the problem is by
“People try and change everything at
once, and that’s not realistic,” said angie
Treadwell, a registered dietician. “Set small
goals you think you can accomplish and
then when you accomplish them move on
to the next goal.”
On Thursday Treadwell was teach-
ing healthy cooking classes at the Women,
Infants and Children (WIC) office in Herm-
iston. Participants in the program get to take
home a supply of produce to try the recipes
they learned at home.
Treadwell said just about everyone
needs to eat more fruits and vegetables than
they are currently eating, so that’s one of the
best places to start when it comes to dietary
People should eat as many colors of
plants as they can, she said, to get a good
variety of vitamins and minerals. Mixing it
up also helps people stick to their goal to
eat more vegetables instead of getting bored
and falling back into old patterns.
“There are a ton of fruits and vegetables
out there, so don’t make yourself eat some-
thing you hate,” she said.
Staff photo by Kathy Aney
A young boy stirs chicken and pear salad
Thursday during Hermiston Head Start’s
healthy cooking class.
She encouraged people to not only exper-
iment with new fruits and vegetables they
haven’t tried before, but also to find new
ways to cook them. instead of just heating
up vegetables in the microwave, for exam-
ple, Treadwell teaches people how to bring
out the best flavors by roasting them with a
little olive oil and the right spices.
it also helps to recognize the source of
temptations, such as boredom or the fact
that americans tend to celebrate holidays
and milestones with unhealthy food.
“Why not celebrate with an activity
instead?” she said. “Go for a hike, or go to a
While people tend to think of healthy eat-
ing in terms of weight loss goals, Christine
Guenther, dietician manager at St. anthony
Hospital in Pendleton, said everyone had
different needs for improving their health.
a skinny person might actually be mal-
nourished due to an illness, for example,
and need help gaining weight in a healthy
way. and people of various weights can
have problems with diabetes, high choles-
terol, high blood pressure or other ailments
affected by diet.
She said one problem people have with
setting eating-related goals is all of the con-
flicting advice out there.
“People will come to me and say, ‘i just
don’t know what to do. The internet isn’t
helping; every time i read something it’s
different,’” she said.
Guenther and other dietitians help people
learn moderation and scientifically-sound
ways to eat healthier, looking to longterm
health benefits like more energy instead of
just temporary weight loss. She said while
most people usually know they should be
cutting back on things like desserts and
soda, one thing she often has to teach peo-
ple is how to get protein and fats from the
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Secrecy concerns protect doctors from opioid prescription rules
Oregon docs prescribe at higher
rate than national average
In this Feb. 19,
2013, file photo,
for a photo at
a pharmacy in
AP Photo, File
By CLAIRE WITHYCOMBE
Oregon Capital Bureau
SALEM — State officials know of 160
doctors with suspicious prescribing patterns,
but Oregon law shields those doctors from
Legislators put few teeth into a 2018
law that requires doctors to register for a
program that monitors drug prescriptions.
doctors, for instance, face no sanction
if they don’t join, according to state
Doctors identified as perhaps improperly
prescribing opioids only get a letter from
the state suggesting more education. doc-
tors can and do ignore even those mild let-
ters with no fear of a sanction.
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