VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – Healthwise for Guys and Gals – Colon Cancer will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2:00 pm at The Legacy Place and again at 5:00 pm at the Barnes County Courthouse DES room (located in the basement). The instructor for the class will be Susan Milender, Licensed Registered Dietitian with NDSU Extension.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, North Dakota men have a higher rate of colon cancer than the national average. Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the U.S.

This class connects participants with activities related to high and low-fiber foods, whole-grain and nonwhole-grain foods, and probiotic and pre-biotic foods. It will also engage participants in activities related to the digestive process, stomach capacity, small and large intestine length.

The class is free to all ON THE MOVE members and $5 for non-members. For more information about ON THE MOVE or to join, go to or call City County Health District at 845-8518.

By Andrea Winter