The Coushatta Town Council made it official at its meeting this week, approving the proclamation of National Nutrition Month in March. The proclamation was presented to the Red River Parish Health unit during their open house on March 27th. Council approval was unanimous.
Yashica Turner, the Nursing Supervisor of the Red River Parish Health Unit was present at the council meeting to accept the proclamation from Mayor Johnny Cox and the council members.
The proclamation reads in part “the type, quality, and amount of food that individuals consume each day plays a vital role in their overall health and physical fitness. And there is a need for continuing nutrition education and wide-scale effort to enhance healthy eating practices…”
Therefore Mayor Cox proclaims March National Nutrition Month. Dr. Cox said, “I encourage all citizens to join the campaign and become concerned about their nutrition and the nutrition of others in the hope of achieving optimum health for both today and tomorrow.”