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Hunger in the Heartland

SNAP-Ed addresses food insecurity with lessons on healthy eating, living

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SNAP-Ed addresses food insecurity with lessons on healthy eating, living

Editor's note: This story is part of a series addressing the issue of food insecurity in Richland County. The series will continue throughout 2017 and feature interviews with those working to mitigate the problem and the obstacles they encounter.

MANSFIELD -- Gloria Taylor, 52, admits she struggles with impulse buying.

Gloria Taylor

Gloria Taylor of Mansfield participated in a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)-Ed class earlier this year, finding the lessons helpful and enlightening.  

Lesson

Judy Villard-Overocker, Richland County director for OSU Extension, and Teresa Sallee, SNAP-Ed program assistant, from left, lead a healthy cooking demonstration as part of SNAP-Ed. 

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MyPlate

Judy Villard-Overocker, Richland County director for OSU Extension, gives an overview of MyPlate, which consists of five food groups (dairy, fruits, veggies, grains and protein). 

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Thrive Reporter

Thrive reporter. Graduate of Ontario High School and Ohio State Mansfield. Wife. Mom. Dog lover. Fitness enthusiast. Plant collector. Mac and cheese consumer.