Monroe County Health Department
118 Home Avenue
Woodsfield, Ohio 43793

Phone: 740-472-1677

Fax: 740-472-2508
Open Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm
e-mail :  monrcohd@odh.ohio.gov

Board of Health Meetings
Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month!

September - 9/10/14
October - 10/8/14
November - 11/12/14
December - 12/10/14
All meetings at the Senior Center,
118 Home Avenue, Woodsfield - 3:30 pm

Information on Ebola

2014 ODH Fall Rabies Vaccine Baiting Press Release

W.Va. Bureau for Public Health Finds Unsafe Injection Practices at Valley Pain Management Clinic in McMechen

 

 

 

 

Should You Have Your Water Tested?

              Modern oil and gas drilling is a highly technical and closely monitored process with regulations in place to protect underground sources of drinking water during and after the drilling process.  The chance of ground water contamination is small but it is possible that groundwater quality can be impacted, especially near oil and gas well sites. Homeowners near such sites may want to consider drinking water testing for contaminants commonly associated with oil and gas drilling. The Monroe County Health Department can offer these testing services. A registered sanitarian on staff will collect the sample on site using EPA approved protocols. Water sample results are usually available within two weeks after testing. Please call the Monroe County Health Department at (740) 472-1677 extension 206 for more information such as prices and scheduling.

 

    

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"The mission of the Monroe County Health Department is to protect the health, safety, and well being of all county residents by providing high quality public health services.  These services will be provided in an efficient and effective manner."

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Birth Certificate?

If you were born in Ohio we can issue you a certified birth record!!  This document is accepted by all governmental agencies as proof of birth.  No more need to travel to the county where you were born, just give us a call at 472-1677 ext. 200 or 201

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We are now offering Baseline Water testing prior to oil and gas well drilling - Call John at 472-1677 ext 206

 

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Get the Most Nutrition from Your Calories and 'Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right' during National Nutrition Month® and Beyond

‎While taste drives most food choices, eating nutrient-rich foods that provide the most nutrition per calorie is one of the best ways to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As part of the 2014 National Nutrition Month® theme, the Academy encourages everyone to choose the most nutritionally-packed foods you can from each of the five MyPlate food groups every day.

Nutrient-rich foods and beverages provide vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and other essential nutrients that offer health benefits with relatively few calories.

Your daily eating plans should include foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, fat-free or low-fat dairy, beans, nuts and seeds in the appropriate amounts.  These foods have the nutrients your body needs, all with relatively low amounts of calories.

Practical ways to add nutrient-rich foods and beverages to your daily diet:

  • Make oatmeal creamier by using fat-free milk instead of water. Mix in some raisins, dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries, too.
  • Make sandwiches on whole-grain bread, such as whole wheat or whole rye. Add slices of avocado, tomato or cucumber to lean roast beef, ham, turkey or chicken.
  • When eating out, look for nutrient-rich choices, such as entrée salads with grilled seafood and low-calorie dressing, baked potatoes topped with salsa, grilled vegetables and reduced-fat cheese and yogurt parfaits made with strawberries and blueberries.
  • Drink nutrient-rich, low-sugar beverages such as low-fat or fat-free milk or 100-percent fruit juice.
  • Top foods with chopped nuts or reduced-fat sharp cheddar to get crunch, flavor and nutrients from the first bite.
  • Spend a few minutes to cut and bag vegetables so they are in easy reach of every family member: some ready-to-eat favorites include red, green or yellow peppers, broccoli or cauliflower flowerets, carrots, celery sticks, cucumbers, snap peas or radishes.
  • Serve meals that pack multiple nutrient-rich foods into one dish, such as hearty, broth-based soups that are full of colorful vegetables, beans and lean meat. Make chili with a dollop of low-fat yogurt. Serve these with whole-grain breads or rolls.
  • For dessert, enjoy a tropical treat by blending mango, plain low-fat milk, ice and a splash of pineapple juice, or stir chocolate syrup into a cup of coffee-flavored yogurt, freeze and enjoy.

Achieving balance and building a healthier diet can be simple and stress-free. Selecting nutrient-rich foods and beverages first is a way to make better choices within your daily eating plan.  Limiting added sugars and reducing the major sources of solid fats. Drink few regular sodas, fruit drinks and sports drinks, and cut back on cakes, cookies, ice cream, cheese and fatty meats like sausages, hot dogs and bacon.  Visit the Academy’s website to view a library of recipes designed to help you "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right."

As part of this public education campaign, the Academy’s National Nutrition Month website includes a variety of helpful tips, games, promotional tools and nutrition education resources, all designed to spread the message of good nutrition based on the "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" theme.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatright.org.

For more information regarding the Monroe County Health Department please visit our Facebook page or visit our website at www.mchealthdept.com.

References:

Eatright.org. 2014. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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