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Madison County Health Department Weekly Health Notes


Notice: Immunization Clinics will now be held Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 11:30 a.m. then 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Thanksgiving

If you are a guest of a Thanksgiving dinner:

”    Don’t go to the Thanksgiving dinner hungry: we often eat faster and more when we are hungry – therefore eat a wholesome breakfast and lunch on the day to avoid overeating at dinner time.

”    Thanksgiving dinner is not an all-you-can-eat buffet: Fill your plate half with vegetables, one quarter with a lean meat and the rest with a starch of your choice. Eat slowly and stop when you are full.

”    Turkey – go skinless: choose your 4-oz turkey portion skinless to slash away some fat and cholesterol. Save your appetite for the side dishes and desserts.

”    Side Dishes – watch your portion size: go for smaller portions. This way you can sample all the different foods. Moderation is always the key.

”    Make a conscious choice to limit high fat items: high fat food items can be found in fried and creamy dishes as well as cheese-filled casseroles in a traditional Thanksgiving meal . For instance, mashed potatoes are usually made with butter and milk; green bean casseroles are often prepared with cream of mushroom soup, cheese and milk and topped with fried onions; candied yams are loaded with cream, sugar and marshmallows. If you cannot control the ingredients that go in to a dish, simply limit yourself to a smaller helping size. Again moderation is the key.

”    Drink plenty of water: alcohol and coffee can dehydrate your body. Drink calorie-free water to help fill up your stomach and keep you hydrated.

Monday Nov 17,

Office hours from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov 18,

Office hours from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WIC Will be in Marquand please make an appointment

Wednesday, Nov 19, 

The taping of the Democrat News.  For more information please call Janell or Teresa. With appointment only WIC (Women, Infant and Children) PICK UP  clinic from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. then from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. please contact Velma or Kim. Office hours from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov 20,

Office hours from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov 21,

Office hours from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Services from the American Cancer Society are available at the health department for cancer patients.  For more information please contact Marty about these services. If you have any questions regarding the clinics or services provided through the Madison County Health Dept., please feel free to call 783-2747 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis in compliance with the Missouri Department of Health.

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