The Barren River District Health Department is helping to coordinate a Food Day Celebration that will be held at the WKU Agriculture Expo Center on October 24th. Crissy Rowland, the Branch Manager for Health Information with the Health Department, says the program is designed to encourage the production and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Rowland says health officials believe healthier diets can have a significant impact on residents of the region. Kentucky has relatively high rates of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.
More information on the day's activities can be found here.