Organizations around town are finding creative ways to educate the public on eating right for National Nutrition Month.
The women, infants and children branch of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department hosted Corporate Chef Bill Bird this afternoon for a cooking demonstration. Bird reinforced this years theme "Enjoy The Taste Of Eating Right" values of eating right and ways to make healthy food taste great.
"The menu today," said Corporate Chef Bill Bird of Zandex Healthcare, "we’re doing a bean and tomato and corn salsa. We’re doing a chicken bite made with corn flake crumbs, we’re doing a spinach dip that’s going to be hot and cold.We’re going to do a smoothie, a couple of smoothies, and we’re going to do some pancakes that are going to be a crumb pancake. You make the pancake batter and you fold some cereal into it with some fruit, so you’re getting all of the stuff in one entree kind of like"
Bird oversees all eight of the Zandex long term healthcare facilities. He has a passion for food service and serving people.
"Well I worked in kitchens for 46 years and it’s just one of those things I fell in love with. As a child I would always cook with my grandmothers and all of that. I like the pace of the business. I like the instant gratification. I fix something, I hand it to you and you enjoy it," said Bird.
WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, education and support to women who are pregnant or mothers of infants and children under the age of 5 years. If you would like to learn more about WIC you can thier website at http://www.zmchd.org/mchealthwic.html.