Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Obituaries - Betty Williams, Anselmo Pedroso, Diana Baker

Betty L. Williams, age 88, of LaBelle, departed this life March 21, 2019 in Fort Myers. She was born April 8, 1930 in Hicora, FL to Walter Garrett and Solenes Syfrett Garrett. Betty was a member of First Baptist Church in LaBelle and active in the Sewing Group and Sunday School.
Survivors include her son: Harold Kenneth House of Bushnell, Karen Sue Metz of Fort Myers, grandchildren: Michelle Deerey, Jason House, James Alderman and Robert Alderman and great-grandchildren: Owen Deerey, Grant Deerey and Gabriel House.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00 am at First Baptist Church in LaBelle with Rev. Frank Deerey, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of LaBelle for the Fidelis Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle
Anselmo S. Pedroso, age 74, of Clewiston, passed away March 20, 2019 in Boca Raton.
He was born Dec. 19, 1944 in Santos Sao Paulo, Brazil to the late Albano and Odalia (Siqueira) Pedroso.
Survivors include one son: Anselmo Pedroso
two daughters: Vanessa Gomez and Evelyn Pedroso,
7 grandchildren
He was a Registered Nurse in Brazil, and worked in Construction in the U.S.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Margaret's Catholic Church, Clewiston at a later date.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
Diana L Baker, age 37, of Clewiston, passed away March 24, 2019 in Fort Myers.
She was born Dec. 16, 1981 in Okeechobee, FL, to Karl Baker and Glenda (Ward) McMurdy.
Survivors include:
Mother: Glenda McMurdy
Father: Karl Baker
Brother: Henry P Strickland
Sister: Linda Marie Baker
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Bird Migration With Kate Borduas April 8

LABELLE, FL. -- Learn about the how and why birds are able to make epic migration journeys during Kate Borduas presentation “Myths and Mysteries of Migration” at the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society meeting at 7 pm, Monday April 8, 2019 at the Dallas Townsend Hendry County Extension Building 1085 Platt Boulevard, LaBelle.

For most of history people observed that birds disappeared in cold weather - but no one knew where they went or why. Modern ornithologists have now learned a great deal about the “How and Why” of migration and the truth is every bit as amazing as those earlier fictions

Kate Borduas is a Florida Master Naturalist, President of the SunCoast Chapter of Master Naturalists and Florida Scrub Jay Docent. She volunteers, leads excursions and gives presentations with the goal of initiating folks into the wonders of nature.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Obituaries - Magan Raynor, Vivian Kehl, Victoriano Vasquez

Magan May Raynor, age 23, of Immokalee, passed away March 18, 2019 in Estero.
She was born Dec. 21, 1995 in Fort Myers, FL, to Lisa Raynor. Magan worked as a cook. She was a loving daughter, mother and friend who will be missed by everyone who knew her.
She leaves behind her loving mother; Lisa Raynor, her adorable children; Silas Navarrete, and Aliana Raynor along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Immokalee on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., where visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. Burial will take place in Baptist Cemetery next to her grandparents.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Vivian Kay Kehl, age 59, of LaBelle, passed away March 18, 2019 in Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres.
She was born Sep. 2, 1959 in El Centro, CA, to Barton L and the late Barbara M (Kopp) Stehle. Vivian married James Kehl; he survives. Vivian was a store manager for Handy Convenience Store in LaBelle for many years. She and her husband moved to LaBelle 19 years ago from Wisconsin. Vivian was a sweet caring and loving wife, mother, sister and friend who will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her and loved her.
Vivian also leaves behind her father; Barton Stehle, children; Michael, Tyler and Michelle, siblings; Bill Stehle, Linda Sweet, Patty Warner, and Wilma Pitts along with many nieces, nephews and other family members.
Memorial gathering for family and friends will be held from 5-7 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home. Come share your memories of Vivian with her family and other friends.
Victoriano Vazquez, age 77, of Clewiston, passed away March 9, 2019 in Loxahatchee.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Clewiston, Clewiston with Pastor Raul Zaldivar officiating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation was Friday, 30 minutes prior to service at First Baptist Church of Clewiston, Clewiston, FL.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Good And Bad - 2019 Health Ratings For Hendry/Glades

Hendry and Glades Counties —The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties said today it "recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation." This study highlights the many community factors that influence health and uses established data, much of which is available here to study the rating made in the 2019 report.

Out of 67 Florida counties, Hendry ranked 32nd in health outcomes (length of life and quality of life); 36th in health behaviors, 65th in clinical care, 67th (lowest in Florida) in social and economic factors, and 11th in physical environment.

Glades county scored respectively in the above categories: 48th in health outcomes, 49th in health behaviors. 67th (lowest in Florida) clinical care, 53rd social and economic factors, 2nd in physical environment.

Common to both counties compared to the rest of the U.S. are high unemployment, single parent families, children in poverty, lack of primary care physicians, dentists, and mental health providers.

“This report reflects county level rankings, but to promote health and preventative care, it involves many partners including governmental agencies, school/education, businesses, civic organizations, and members of our community. This report helps our communities to understand that where we live, work, learn and play can have effects on our overall health.” said Joe Pepe, Health Officer/Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties.

These rankings are a snapshot of the health of counties across the country, and they emphasize that health is not a singular effort but a combined work in progress across all community partners. The health department works in collaboration with local governments, non-profit organizations, health care facilities, business groups, schools, faith-based organizations and many other stakeholders to improve the health of all people in Hendry and Glades Counties. These rankings use data related to physical environments, social and economic factors, health behaviors and clinical care.

“In an effort to improve our overall health, local stakeholders, partners and volunteers meet regularly as a group called the “Healthier Hendry/Glades Task Force”. This group has been engaged in community health assessments. These assessments included input from the public in ‘hard to reach areas’ and identified some ideas that we will use to structure our efforts to improve the health in our communities.” said Lisa Sands, Manager for United Way Hendry/Glades.

In Hendry and Glades Counties, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is designed to address specific opportunities for improved health that have been identified by the community. The department has partnered with many stakeholders to implement the CHIP and collaborates regularly to track progress. “The collaboration of the Healthier Hendry/Glades Task Force has been instrumental in the revision and implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) in Hendry and Glades Counties” Pepe said.

To explore more health indicators in your county, visit County Health Ratings.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Scam Phone Calls From IRS - Warning To Taxpayers

By Sherry Young, 
Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator

Tax season is underway, and unfortunately that means that phone scam season is also in full swing. Every year, the Internal Revenue Service sees a surge in scam phone calls to taxpayers, and each year the scammers seem to become more sophisticated and aggressive when targeting us. According to the IRS, scammers have bilked Americans out of more than $63 million in the past six years. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida wants to ensure that you’re aware of these scams—and that you know what to do if a scammer tries to contact you.

Most of these scams come in the form of phone calls claiming to be from the IRS. Potential phone scam victims are often told they owe money that must be paid immediately. Fake “IRS agents” may threaten their victims with arrest, prison, deportation, or other penalties if they don’t pay a bogus tax bill. When unsuccessful on the first attempt, phone scammers may call back trying a new strategy.

To try to fool their victims, scammers may use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They may be able to recite the last four digits of our Social Security numbers, or even make it look like the IRS is calling by spoofing the IRS toll-free number on our caller IDs. If they know our email addresses, they may even send bogus IRS emails to their victims to support their phone calls.

While the situation may seem helpless, there are some important facts to keep in mind if you think you may be the target of a potential IRS scam. First, the IRS will always send taxpayers written notification via U.S. mail—not a phone call, not an email, and not a text message. The IRS never asks for credit or debit card information or bank account numbers over the phone, and will never demand immediate payment over the phone. And even if you owe the IRS money, agents will not take enforcement action immediately following a phone conversation.

While it’s important to recognize these scams, its equally as important to report them so our friends, families, and neighbors don’t fall victim. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, politely hang up then do one of these two things:

If you owe taxes—or think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at their phone number: 800-829-1040. The IRS employee on the phone can help you with your payment issue.

If you know you don’t owe taxes—or if the caller makes threats of arrest, deportation, or something similar, report the call to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at (800) 366-4484. You should also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their “FTC Complaint Assistant” at FTC.gov.

Your local Area Agency on Aging has resources and information on how seniors can protect themselves from identity theft and other scams. You can call AAASWFL’s Elder Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER) to request materials or a presentation on these topics and other forms of financial abuse and fraud.

Critically Injured Passenger In Port LaBelle Crash

LABELLE, FL. -- Joseph Knotek, 52 of LaBelle was traveling south on Birchwood Parkway near S.R. 80 in a 2006 Ford E-250 truck at 3:35 p.m. Monday and failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the roadway to the right.

The truck overturned off road and came to final rest upright facing east.

Notification of next of kin is pending for the critically 27-year old injured passenger.

Knotek had minor injuries and the FHP is investigating whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the driver or passenger. Both were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Charges are pending investigation.

Monday, March 18, 2019

James Freyermuth Graduates Military Training Course

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- U.S. Air Force Airman James A. Freyermuth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Freyermuth is the son of Faith A. and Dale J. Freyermuth, brother of Brendie E. Freyermuth, and grandson of Liz Branthoover and Brenda L. Freyermuth, all of Moore Haven, Fla.

He is a 2017 graduate of Moore Haven Middle-High School, Moore Haven, Fla.

Dr. Matt Conley At Kiwanis

LaBelle Kiwanis was honored to host Dr. Matt Conley, a home grown, local graduate as their guest speaker. Growing up he was trying to decide on professional fishing or dentistry..(Thankfully he chose dentistry!!). After attending Edison Community College he received LaBelle Kiwanis scholarships and then attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dentistry, and graduated in 2018. 

 With offices in Bonita Springs and LaBelle, Dr. Conley plans to attend a Mission of Mercy for the Needy in Orlando March 22-23.

Photo by Helen Mead: Pictured with Dr. Conley is LaBelle Kiwanis President Carole Schroeder.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Theatre Volunteers Wanted

LABELLE, FL. -- The Firehouse Theatre would like to invite you to open auditions on Saturday, May 23rd from 10am to noon. All ages and skill levels are welcome but middle school and high school children should come with a monologue and a song to sing!

Auditions will be held at the Firehouse Community Theatre in beautiful downtown LaBelle 241 N. Bridge Street.

Additionally, FCT is asking for Volunteers to help with directing, stage management, back stage help, building props or sets, light & sound, ushering, concessions, etc. The theatre has operated for the last 25 years with volunteers!

If you can't make it to the theatre on ths 23rd, but would like to volunteer, please call the theatre and leave a message. (863) 675-3066.

Medicare Free Counseling March 20

Moore Haven, FL  – Is your Medicare Advantage plan meeting your needs?  If not, it isn’t too late to change your plan—or even go back to Original Medicare—in 2019. Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is underway through the end of March. Beneficiaries are invited to attend two free presentations about Medicare Advantage and more before the March 31 deadline.

Professionally trained counselors of the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program will offer free and unbiased information without a sales pitch on Wednesday, March 20 at the Florida B. Thomas Library (Harlem Public Library), located at 1010 Harlem Academy Ave. in Clewiston.  The presentation will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The following week, the same presentation will be offered in Moore Haven, on Tuesday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Glades County Public Library, 201 Riverside Dr. S.W.  After each presentation, SHINE counselors will be available to answer questions and assist beneficiaries.

“The Medicare Advantage open enrollment period is new in 2019.  It gives beneficiaries with buyer’s remorse an opportunity to switch plans,” explains Camilita Aldridge, SHINE Manager at the Area Agency on Aging (AAASWFL).  “Depending on your doctor, your medical conditions, your prescriptions, where you live, and your budget, there might be a better plan for you.”
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE program provides free, unbiased information and assistance for Florida Medicare beneficiaries year-round as they carefully evaluate their health care options.  SHINE is administered locally by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL).   SHINE counselors are not affiliated with insurance companies or brokers.
Our counselors can help you evaluate all of the plans available to you, but you still make the ultimate decision,” explains Aldridge.  “Our service is completely free and you won’t get a sales pitch from us.”
Medicare Advantage plans, sometimes called Part C plans, are typically HMOs or PPOs offered by private insurance companies. They cover all of the services offered by Original Medicare but typically work with a network of local health care providers. Beneficiaries who are currently enrolled in Part C plans may switch plans once during the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period.

Twelve Angry Jurors At Theatre

What do you get when the weather is stifling hot, and every juror is on edge in a cramped jury room? “Twelve Angry Jurors” !!!...This is the next production at the Firehouse Community Theatre.

Get involved in the plot as the jurors get in each other’s faces about “the facts”. From the beginning, the sound of a ticking clock relentlessly reminds the jurors that some think they’re wasting time, while others think there aren’t enough hours to debate the testimony that will decide a man’s fate. Guilty or not guilty?

Tickets are on sale now at www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com or call the ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066 (Leave a detailed message and someone will return your call!!).

The play was adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. It will be directed by Maureen Duecette and will be presented on March 22, 23, 24 & 29, 30 31, 2019 (Friday and Saturday shows are at 7pm, Sunday shows are at 2pm) Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Tickets are $14 advance/$16 at the door


(L TO R) Back row: Carol Nevius Jones, Tina Kirby, Janice Groves, Laura Reed, Ashley Curry, Jeffrey Schmitt, Lori Shula, Tammar Hammer...(L TO R) front row: Olympia Abrego, Tim Smith, Jill Cabai, Barb McDowell...Not pictured: Isaac Cadena

How To Make Healthy Food Choices

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 -- In a continuing effort to help Americans make healthy food choices, and in honor of National Nutrition Month, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced a new campaign to help simplify the nutrition information that surrounds us each day.

Start Simple

USDA recommends people visit www.choosemyplate.gov/StartSimple to get started with tips on the MyPlate food groups, or to use a variety of simple resources to put these tips into action. Online resources include the MyPlate Plan and widget, a tip sheet, the MyPlate Action Guide, a one-week menu template, as well as a toolkit for nutrition professionals.

USDA also invites Americans to join the #MyPlateChallenge by sharing healthy eating tips or ideas related to the five MyPlate food groups. People can post a MyPlate-inspired healthy eating tip with a photo or video and share it on social media. Once they post their healthy eating tip, people can challenge a family member, friend, or co-worker to share their own tip.

Join USDA to celebrate the different ways people strive to eat healthy and Start Simple with MyPlate! 

View more information about the challenge here: www.choosemyplate.gov/StartSimpleChallenge.

Woman Drives Into 7-Eleven Store Hits 2 Shoppers

FORT MYERS, FL. --- Elizabeth McCamey, 35 of Lehigh Acres was parked in a parking space on the south side of the 7-Eleven located at 12750 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL. and then exited the parking space in a GMC Yukon SUV and made a wide left turn, traveling towards the parking spaces located at the east side store front.

For unknown reasons, she accelerated and approached the store front, with the vehicle traveling over the store front curb / sidewalk and striking the store front with the front of the SUV which then traveled completely into the store.

Once inside the store, it struck pedestrian Spencer Thomas, 44 and Tahera Khanam, 53 and came to final rest facing west, in the vicinity of the inside back store wall.

The two shoppers were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

McCamey was arrested for driving while license suspended/revoked 3rd or subsequent offense,
and traffic citation for careless driving.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Florida Sunshine Law Manual Online

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—In recognition of National Sunshine Week, Attorney General Ashley Moody is encouraging Floridians to review the 2019 Government-in-the-Sunshine Manual. For decades, Florida’s Sunshine Manual has assisted the public, journalists and governmental agencies in understanding the requirements and exemptions of state open government laws. The manual is written by the Florida Attorney General’s Office and printed through a 41-year partnership with the Florida First Amendment Foundation. 

Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Open government laws are a vital tool in making sure citizens know how their tax dollars are being spent and how the people they elected to represent them are performing their duties. Government must remain accountable to the citizens of our great state, and Florida’s public meetings and public records laws serve as an example to the rest of the nation of how transparency and freedom of information guide responsible and effective government.”

The latest edition of the manual incorporates laws, judicial decisions and Attorney General Opinions in place as of Oct. 1, 2018. Additional information about Florida’s open government laws, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available at MyFloridaLegal.com.

The manual is available online and can be accessed here.

Florida’s open government laws are some of the broadest in the country and the Attorney General’s Office continues to provide the public and government entities with information about those laws. Apart from preparing the Government-in-the-Sunshine Manual annually, the Attorney General’s Mediation Program assists in resolving public access disputes.

For additional information on open government, please call the Attorney General’s Special Counsel for Open Government Pat Gleason at (850) 245-0140.

Rober Baker Killed In Motorcycle Crash

LABELLE, FL. -- Charles Townsend III, of Fort Denaud was southbound on CR-78A approaching a stop sign at the intersection of SR-80 Monday at 12:05 p.m. as a motorcycle driven by Robert Alan Baker, 63, of Lehigh Acres  was eastbound in the left turn lane on SR-80 at the intersection of CR-78A.

Baker turned left as the truck driven by Townsend failed to yield the right of way from a stop sign. As a result, the front of the truck struck the left side of the motorcycle which continued northeast overturning causing the driver to separate from the cycle.

The truck came to a controlled stop in the paved median while the motorcycle came to final rest in the inside westbound lane of SR-80. Baker was not wearing a helmet according to the FHP.

Hendry Regional Hospital Contracts With New Ambulance Service

Clewiston, FL – Hendry Regional Medical Center has finalized a contract with a new interfacility transport contractor. Rapid Response Medical Transport.

The company began transporting HRMC patients on February 8th and continues to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week out of HRMC.

Rapid Response is providing transport for patients who require a higher level of care by providing a traditional method of transportation to another facility via ambulance.

Marina Langdale - 25 Years At Property Appraiser's Office

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Lorie Ward, Glades county property appraiser recognized Marina Langdale for 25 years of service to the Glades County Property Appraiser’s Office. 
Ms. Ward said, "Marina’s abilities and contributions are an important key to the success of my office. She possesses a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. She is my Chief Deputy Property Appraiser and truly is one of Glades County’s greatest assets."

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Obituaries - Perkins, Pruitt, Alexander, Griggs

Nellie Pearl Perkins, age 87, of LaBelle, passed away March 7, 2019 in her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 1, 1931 in Odum, GA, to the late Joseph Franklin and Doshie Mae (Darcey) Poole.
She was a stay at home mom. She will join her beloved husband of 69 years Vernon, and her youngest son Richard Dale.
Survivors include three sons: Danny W. (Debbie) Perkins, David Vernon Perkins, and Randy Wayne Perkins all of LaBelle, FL, three daughters: Carolyn Diane (Gary) Frost of Orlando, Pamela Jean Hardcastle and Katherine Annette Perkins both of LaBelle, FL, 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, brother: Troy Poole and sister Betty Brocklebank.
The family will receive friends on Monday March 11, 2019 from 6 to 8PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home 560 East Hickpochee Ave. LaBelle, FL.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 am at Eastside Baptist Church, LaBelle with Pastors Wm. Ashley Butler and Don Murray officiating.
Interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Larry E. Pruitt, age 75, of LaBelle, passed away March 7, 2019 in Lehigh Acres.
He was born Sep. 20, 1943 in Dresden, TN.
He was a Veteran of the US Army. Survivors include five sons: Gary Pruitt, Tony Pruitt, Randy Pruitt, Ronald Davis and Sonny (Marisol) Marbry,
four daughters: Lisa Pruitt, Missy Pruitt, Laura Ann Warren and Pamela Marbry,
13 grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his daughter Connie Pruitt
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
Interment will be Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Julie U. Alexander, age 78, of LaBelle, passed away March 6, 2019 in Lehigh Acres.
She was born July 8, 1940 in Trinidad West Indies, to the late Jules and Amabelle (Williams) Smith.
Survivors include her husband: Errol Alexander
two sons: Bernard Alexander and Fabien Alexander
one daughter: Judy Alexander
three brothers: Herbert Smith, Hayden Smith and Richard Smith
five sisters: Shirley Smith, Claudette Smith, Hyacynthe Smith, Alana Smith and Eunice Smith,
6 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren
Memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Life Ministries Church, LaBelle with Pastor Jorge Rodriguez officiating.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Elizabeth F Griggs, age 67, of Sharon, NH and LaBelle, FL passed away March 3, 2019 in Lehigh Acres, FL.
She was born Sep. 30, 1951 in Stoneham, MA, to the late Rouben and Sylvia (Galpert) Goldman.
She was a retired School Teacher.
Survivors include her husband: Steven W Griggs
two sons: Adam Fellman and Nathan Fellman
two daughters: Kristen Fenderson and Kelly Allen,
one brother: Robert Goldman
two sisters: Kim Pellitier and Mary Douglas
7 grandchildren
Memorial Service will be held at a later date in New Hampshire.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Alexander Batan Dies In Crash

Rolando Reyes, 51 of Hollywood, Fl. was traveling south on US-27 at Boar Hammock Ranch at 5:09 p.m. Friday in the southbound lanes when he failed to negotiate a curve and his car traveled onto the grass median, overturned and came to final rest on the median facing northwest.

Passenger Alexander Batan, 49 of Fort Myers was pronounced deceased at the Glades county scene. Investigation is pending on whether drugs or alcohol were factors for both men, said the FHP.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Why We're Gaining Weight - Fast Food Servings Getting Bigger

A new study at Boston University demonstrates why we're all gaining weight, and over the decades the food served at fast food restaurants is not getting any healthier as portion size, calories, and added salt and sugars amounts are increasing over the past decades, says Dr. Megan McCrory.

McCrory summarized the report saying, "Despite the vast number of choices offered at fast-food restaurants, some of which are healthier than others, the calories, portion sizes, and sodium content overall have worsened (increased) over time and remain high."