Fayette County Health District
Washington Court House, Ohio
Planning, and School
Nursing are just a few of
the services provided by
our nursing staff.
The Environmental Health
division protects and
promotes public health
and safety through public
enforcement of state
rules and regulations.
If disaster strikes, are you
page offers helpful links
WIC, Help Me Grow, the
CARE Van, and Health
Education programs are
all programs designed to
promote the health and
well-being of Fayette
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
General Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit department pages for specific hours
Follow us on Facebook for current
events, health news and more!
Fayette County Health District
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington C.H., OH 43160
General Phone: 740-335-5910
Environmental Health: 740-333-3590
Help Me Grow: 740-335-5111
General Fax: 740-333-3528
24/7 Phone Number: 740-505-1936
Contracted Insurance Companies
The Fayette County Health Department
accepts the following insurance:
Aetna, Aetna Medicare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicare (for Flu, Pneumonia and Hep B Only)
Ohio PPO Connect
United Healthcare, United Healthcare Community
April 29, 2017
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grace Community Church
Save the date!
Community Health Fair /
Family Fun Day
Third Tuesday of the month
Located in the Women's Wellness Center
1510 Columbus Avenue
Instructor Jeannie Bihl, RN
Brought to you by the Healthy University
$10 for one class
Attend one class during your pregnancy.
The Fayette County Help Me Grow program was recently accredited. For more information, visit the
Help Me Grow page. Shown are staff. Front row, Beth King, Liz Liston, Laura Miller, Megan McCune,
and Sharon Gibbs (Contract Manager/ Supervisor). Back row, Sara Randolph, Jackie Lewis, Amy
Streitenberger, Melissa Smith and Shawna Chace.
The 2017 Fayette County Community
Health Assessment (CHA) is available for
The CHA can be viewed here.
March is National Nutrition Month so here are some ideas to help you eat healthier!
Reaching and maintaining a healthier weight contributes to your overall health and
wellbeing. Losing even a few pounds or preventing further weight gain has health
Eating right doesn't have to be complicated - simply begin to shift to healthier food and
beverage choices. These guidelines from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans can
help get you started.
- Emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk and milk
- Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.
- Make sure your diet is low in saturated fats, trans- fats, salt (sodium) and added
Make your calories count. Try not to think of your foods as "good" or "bad". The
majority of your food choices should be packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other
nutrients, and lower in calories. Many of our foods take away our hunger but they do not
nourish our heart, brain, kidneys, and joints like food should. When you learn to make
smart food choices you will be healthier, lose a few pounds and have more energy!
Would anyone complain about feeling better?
Focus on Variety. You want to eat a variety of foods from all the food groups to get the
nutrients your body needs. Fruits and vegetables can be fresh, frozen or canned.
Remember it is a good idea to eat the colors of the rainbow - bright colored foods
have good vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. Examples are carrots, apples,
oranges, spinach, eggplant and broccoli. Smart protein choices are fish, beans, and
peas. About 3 to 5 ounces of whole-grain cereal, breads, crackers, rice or pasta every
day is appropriate.
Know Your Fats. It is a good idea to learn how to read your food labels. You want
foods that are low in saturated fat and trans- fats to avoid heart issues. So when you
read the food label you do not want to see partially hydrogenated oil on the label
because that usually means trans-fat. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils are a
Some other pointers that will help you change your lifestyle are to know when you are
full! Stop before you are stuffed and wait 15 to 20 minutes for your brain to tell you that
you have had enough. A secret to help with that is to eat slowly!! Fiber will help you feel
full longer, helps your gut and lowers your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Choose a place in the home to sit down and eat, it is not good to eat standing up. If
you are a multitasker, and always doing something else while you eat you are not
aware of how much you eat. So if you are eating pretzels or chips, put your allowed
portion in a bowl and do not eat out of the bag because it is hard to control the amount
you eat then.
Know that food is not just calories, it is information and it talks to your DNA and tells it
what to do. The most powerful tool to change your health, environment and your entire
world is your fork! Think about being Health-Conscious and not Self-Conscious!
If you want more information you can go to websites such as ChooseMyPlate.gov or
Eatright.org. If anyone is interested in getting support and more education to control
weight and eat healthy you may want to attend Fayette Fat Fighters at the Fayette
County Health Department. This is a free program that meets on Monday evenings,
weigh- ins are from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is an educational, motivational class
from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. A variety of activities are involved such as playing games, and
having taste test. If you have questions please call Jeannie Bihl R.N. at 335-5910.
Eating Right Isn't Complicated
March is National Nutrition Month