Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Shopping for healthy foods,watching your waistline and counting pennies can be difficult. Especially when you have so many product options in the store.
Health officials say, buying cheaper foods will make higher medical bills in the long run. With so many options at the grocery store, how do you know what's healthy?
"I read the nutritional facts, calorie content, sugar content and fat content," said mom Melissa Barber.
Melissa Barber is a mother and wife, who is having a hard time finding affordable and healthy food. "Especially when you have two or three kids. I have two kids and a sister that stay's at my house. It's hard to be aware," said Barber.
At a recent doctor's visit, she learned her baby sister had weight issues."He said to eat healthy and exercise," said 3rd grader Madison Demham.
Melissa is now paying more attention to what's in her shopping cart. "I think it's important because, kids now are obese and overweight. We need to pay attention to what's in our foods," said Barber.
But with a tough economy, can you shop healthy and save money? "Even buying less amounts of healthier foods would be better than buying more of a cheaper food," said Dietician Jodi Zelman.
Health experts suggest looking for products that have 100 % whole wheat or 100 % whole grain on the label. "If you choose meats that say Loin or Round. They're going to be lower in fat," said Zelman.
Spending more money now can save you money later. "But in the long run it's going to be better for us. If we make healthier choices now," said Zelman.
So it's true what you do today, will effect you tomorrow. Other healthy ways to save is by drinking water from the tap, instead of buying bottled water and growing your own produce.
In a recent study, making better food choices has been linked to living longer, healthier lives. Another way to save is not shopping on an empty stomach. We are more prone to buy impulsively when we are hungry. Making a list will help you focus on what exactly you need.