William “Bill” West
William (Bill) West spent the early years of his life in West Virginia. His family moved to Michigan and later to Ohio. Bill graduated from Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Ohio. After graduating, Bill enlisted in the United States Army and served for three years.
It was at Fort Knox, Kentucky that Bill would first meet his future wife, Fern. After Bill was separated from the military, he and Fern married and settled in St. Claire Shores, Michigan. They have two children and three grandchildren. Bill continued his education using the GI Bill and began his career as an auto body technician. Bill and Fern relocated their family to Florida in 1981, where they purchased Feger’s Health Foods.
Seeing the need for educating the highly senior population in their community, in the benefits of good nutrition they immediately set about gaining more knowledge on their own and soon gained the respect of the community and Fegers Health Foods became the place to go for advice and the finest products available in the industry.
Fern West, CN
After purchasing Feger’s Health Foods in Port Charlotte, Florida Fern continued her education and was a member of the pioneer graduating class of the National Institute of Nutritional Education. Fern was issued Florida State License #0000058 as a Certified Health Nutritionist.
Fern established a nutritional clinic in conjunction with Feger’s Health Foods, and immediately set out to help educate the community on the need for a better nutritional life style. Fern has continued her education in the nutritional field and has been recognized nationally. She served for several years on the Southeastern Region Board of Directors for the National Nutritional Foods Association.
Jeff West, CN
William Jeffrey (Jeff) West, C.N. (Certified Nutritionist) has been the manger of Feger’s Health Foods for nearly twenty years. Jeff grew up in St. Clair Shores, Michigan and graduated from Lakeview High School. He spent four years in the U. S. Navy. He took his basic training at the Great Lakes Training Center, then was assigned to Jacksonville, Florida’s Cecil Field and to the Aircraft Carrier, NIMITZ. Jeff earned his Nutritional Degree from the American Health Science University and National Institute of Nutritional Education. Jeff hosted the Nutritional Radio Program “Healthy Self” (meaning Heal Thy Self when the letters are separated ) for three years.