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Go Nuts With Amy!

Are you ready to make a change?

Good nutrition means getting the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations. Making smart choices about the foods you eat can and will help you achieve optimum health over your lifetime. Healthy eating and physical activity are key to avoiding obesity, illness and many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseases-Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and ย cancer. It’s time to eat better and move more for a healthier version of YOU!

About Amy


Amy R. Ritchie, MS, RD, LD

I have been a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with the Garrett County Health Department for 24 years working as a Community Health Dietitian. I am โ€œnutsโ€ about-promoting good nutrition and physical activity to Garrett County residents of all ages in order to live a healthier life, free of chronic illness. Go Nuts with me and be a healthier you!

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