Last Thursday LHA lead Appalachian Foodways at the Nelsonville Public Library for Appalachian Music Week hosted by Stuart's Opera House. During the cooking demonstration LHA shared three plant based ways to enjoy traditional Appalachian foods. This event was covered by the Athens Messenger's Heather Willard.

"Food was much, much different back in the 1500s. Citrus, oils and other modern staples were unavailable to Appalachia’s inhabitants in those days, making their meals quite different that what most people eat today.

That said, celebrating the traditional Appalachian diet from back then can be easy. On Thursday afternoon in the Nelsonville Public Library, three representatives from Live Healthy Appalachia did just that. The event was part of Appalachian Music Week hosted by Stuart’s Opera House, with organizers giving a unique view of the history of this region — as well as a tasty interlude.

“Today we’re doing healthy spins on traditional Appalachian recipes,” said Mollie Fitzgerald, executive director of Live Healthy Appalachia.

LHA is an organization that promotes well-being through healthy eating with a plant-based diet and supplemented with active living."

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As my time at Live Healthy Appalachia comes to an end, I can’t help but reflect upon the past year of post-graduate life in Athens. Like many others that enter their final semester of undergraduate work, my future was still unknown going into the month of April last spring. Yet one thing was abundantly clear, I wanted to stay in the city I love, Athens.

Hello, my name is Brittany Taylor. I am an Ohio University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Sciences with a Dietetics concentration. Currently, I am a Dietetic Intern through Marshall University’s Distance Dietetic Internship completing my school nutrition rotation with Live Healthy Appalachia (LHA).

I am very excited to join the Live Healthy Appalachia team as the new Executive Director!

I am so excited to find myself back at Live Healthy Appalachia and in a new role as Director of Children's Programs. I am enthusiastic about healthy eating, active living, and I also love the outdoors. After graduating from Ohio University with my Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology, I served as the AmeriCorps/COMCorps LHK Coordinator at Live Healthy.

Hi! My name is Adrienne Fratczak, the new AmeriCorps COMCorps Live Healthy Appalachia Adult Education Coordinator!

Hello, my name is Bri Bretzfelder, the new AmeriCorps COMCorps Live Healthy Kids Coordinator serving at Live Healthy Appalachia. I recently graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Community and Public Health and I am thrilled I found an organization that allows me to turn my passion into my purpose.

Dear friends,

As many of you know, this is my last week at Live Healthy Appalachia. Starting Monday, August 14, I will begin serving as the Executive Director of Community Health Programs and the Area Health Education Center at Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. I'm thrilled for this new opportunity, and hope to continue to find ways to partner with many of you in my new role!

Hello, my name is Dylan Bean the new AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Live Healthy Appalachia. I am truly excited for the opportunity to work at LHA, an organization of the utmost importance to the region in which I am fortunate to now call home.

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