Workshop gives attendees view of food

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal

While Rose Thompson demonstrated and prepared her original homemade roll recipe, she dished out advice on saving money, healthy eating, and sustainable living. The Winston County Self Help Cooperative hosted the event at the Winston County extension office to help interested Winston Countians on how to prepare for a healthier life by what they put in their mouths. The free workshop was part cooking class, part nutrition guide, part money saving and a whole lot of fun. Thompson talked to the attendees while reviewing her roll recipe and demonstrating how to make great rolls the importance of purchasing or growing healthy foods. Thompson encouraged everyone to read the labels of the foods they purchased since many times what is on store shelves may be more preservatives than sustenance. Thompson explained how to buy better fresh foods from markets as well as encouraging everyone to plant some of their own foods. She explained fresh foods from a personal garden were the best and saved money and resources on the planet. Maria Headd of the WCSHC headed up the event with about 15 attendees participating. WCSHC purpose is to help create sustainability in rural communities by connecting with USDA and other organizations to provide services in a timely manner.