Volunteers from Farm Bureau Insurance spent Wednesday afternoon at Dillon’s Grocery Store promoting healthy eating habits.

Volunteers from Farm Bureau Insurance spent Wednesday afternoon at Dillon’s Grocery Store promoting healthy eating habits.

In the spirit of national Food Check Out Week, they gave away loaves of white and wheat bread, samples and snacks, handed out recipes for healthy food dishes and brochures about healthy lifestyle choices. Last year Farm Bureau was at Ron’s Supermarket.

“We’re trying to promote healthy eating and food habits for children and for people in general,” said Farm Bureau County Coordinator Mary Ann Shull.

They held a drawing for two $25 gift certificates and a set of Kailey’s Ag Adventures books, which were written by Farm Bureau Executive Director and CEO Dan Yunk.

Food Check Out Week, held Feb. 19 - 25, which involves Farm Bureaus at the county, state and national level, celebrates “the abundance and safety of food.” The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee staffs supermarket demonstration stations for consumers to help them increase their knowledge of how to stay on a budget while purchasing healthy food for their families. The committee makes cash and food donations to Ronald McDonald Houses. They also are promoting the United States Department of Agriculture’s revised food pyramid, which can be found at www.mypyramid.gov.