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Dietitian Jaime Lacey talks about making choices to buy canned or frozen fruits and vegetables to make produce more affordable and flexible, while still maintaining the healthful characteristics.

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Ron Harr is a native Tennessean. He was born in Memphis and raised in Bristol. He is a graduate of McCallie School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (B.S. – Communications, 1976).

He had a long career with AT&T in Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. He was the District Director for East Tennessee in 1995, when he came to Chattanooga to join BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. For 16 years he led the statewide communications and government relations activities of the BlueCross. In 2002 he was named CEO of BlueCare, the company’s largest subsidiary serving Tennessee’s Medicaid population. From 2007 until 2011 he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the company’s 5,000 employees.

He retired from BlueCross in 2011 and was named President and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012. For 3 years, he led the Chamber to record membership growth and job creation. In 2014, he was named “Best Chattanoogan” in the city newspaper’s annual awards.

He is enjoying retirement by using his Coast Guard Captain’s license to pilot the River Gorge Explorer and is also teaching new boat owners to drive their boats. He and his wife Linda have 4 grown children and are learning the joys of grandchildren.

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If you have questions about any of the topics we’ll be discussing in season two, please fill out the form below!
Food Sources
Medical Marijuana
Veterans’ Health
Type 2 Diabetes
Joint Health
Sexually-Transmitted Diseases
Skin Cancer
Women’s Heart Health