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Radcliff Woman’s Club members participate in health expo

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Amdist the sound of Zumba music and a tropical atmosphere, the Radcliff Woman’s Club set up a table at the Fifth Annual Health and Wellnes Expo on Jan. 5 at Colvin Community Center.

Manned primarily by Emma Day, Maria Batistoni and Yvonne High, attendees who stopped at their table got a lesson on eating healthy.

Day, the club’s home life chairman, said the display focused on confronting diabetes and obesity, two growing problems in America.

She suggested the consumer read food labels, not only to look at the number of calories, but also the sugar, carbohydrates and fats listed.

Day claimed by eating healthy and eating smart, fewer people would need to control diabetes with pills or injections. In some cases, the disease can be counteracted by being more active and consuming a healthier diet.

The food on the table as examples of healthy eating were apple slices dipped in peanut butter, a mixture of pretzels, cheddar sticks, mini bread sticks and a helping of sugar free and regular wafers.

In a fun twist, the club offered a taste test to see if attendees could tell the difference between the sugar free and the regular wafers.