Logan County rates of diabetes are significantly higher than the national and state averages and are on the increase. In 2004, 8.5 percent of Logan County residents had diabetes, and in 2013, 13.4 percent had diabetes, a 58 percent increase in nine years. In 2013, the U.S. rate was 9.3 percent and the Ohio rate was 9.2 percent.
A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them the availability of a variety foods and choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020, a healthy eating plan:
Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts
Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars
Stays within your daily calorie needs
Areas of the County were identified in 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as lacking access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains,…and other foods that make up a full and healthy diet.
Logan County Farmers Market (LCFM), WIC, the Logan County Health Department (LCHD), and Mary Rutan Hospital have designed a survey for residents and organizations to complete that will assist in planning and providing better access to fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains which promote healthy eating. This could include support in growing gardens or different ways and locations available to purchase these products at reasonable prices.
Survey for Indian Lake residents
If you reside in Lakeview, Huntsville or Russells Point –
Please complete the survey below to prevent, promote and protect the health of our community!
Submitted by the Logan County Health District.