From food safety to nutrition, registered dietitian Andrea Sherrill is ready to answer your questions.

Sherrill is the family and consumer science agent for Iredell County’s N.C. Cooperative Extension office.

She will be providing answers to questions about nutrition, healthy eating and cooking and general food safety questions.

Sherrill’s background is as a clinical dietitian, and her hope is to provide information that will help people shift their perspective when it comes to food.

She wants to encourage people to eat better and make lifestyle changes that promote overall wellness.

Part of her effort to encourage healthy habits comes in the form of programs offered by the Extension Service.

One example is the cooking club within the 4-H program, which allows young people to develop those healthy habits as well as shows how to prepare nutritious and tasty foods.

“People make changes when they are resourced enough,” she said.

The extension service offers a wide variety of opportunities to help people get the education they need to make positive changes in their lives.

She can also offer advice on food storage and safety and proper canning techniques.

The extension office also has a program to test pressure cookers to make sure they are operating correctly.

Sherrill said she cannot offer medical advice, but can answer questions concerning the correlation between what we eat and overall health.

Anyone with questions for Andrea can submit them to news@statesville.com or via mail to 222 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677.

We will publish her answers in our health section on Sundays, beginning Sept. 29.

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