BOSS members embrace better nutrition

Story and photo by Derek Gean
Assistant editor

Members of the Fort Leonard Wood Better Opportunities for Single Service Members were given a new incentive for healthier eating last week.

Service members each received $75 gift cards to shop at the Fort Leonard Wood Commissary following BOSS’s quarterly Quality of Life Summit held March 16 and Friday at Army Community Service. The funds were provided to BOSS members in support of the Commissary’s Low Sodium Initiative.

On Friday, Javier Ramirez, assistant commissary officer, gave service members a tour of the commissary, highlighting the healthiest food options available. Following the tour, the troops had the opportunity to shop for healthy foods.

“We urged them to focus on purchasing items in the produce, meat and dairy departments,” said Sgt. Paville Simpson, BOSS president. “We learned that the healthiest foods in the commissary, or…     Read More...