Nutrition

Live a Healthy Life

With all the health and nutrition information out there, it can be confusing to figure out how to choose a balanced, healthy diet.  Why, just this week I read 2 articles (both dated this week) about eggs.  One article told me eggs were not as healthy as the Egg Council claims.  Another article told me that eggs were not as unhealthy as previously thought.  What are we supposed to think?

Well, at the Maud Marks Library, we want to help!  Next Saturday, March 8 at 2 PM, Jan Flewelling, a nurse with Houston Methodist will be here to help straighten out all that information.  She'll be discussing a holistic approach to healthy living including eating right, exercising, and other aspects of living your best life.

Pre-registration is required so click here to let us know if you will be joining us.

Delicious Food Nutritious Food

Ever wondered what does the stuff on the back of food packages mean? Or how much of a certain food you should eat? Or what does everyone mean when they talk about a balanced diet or food pyramid? Well, let’s find answers to such questions at Silly Science this month where focus will be on Nutrition. Join us on November 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM in the Robin Bush Activity Room to learn and have fun and eat a healthy snack too. Yum!!!

To enhance your knowledge and to be on top of your food pyramid, check out our collection. We have many books to help you with that. Some of them are:

Salsa, Sabor y Salud

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Hello and Happy New Year! The Aldine Library is pleased to announce a new program for Latino families. We are collaborating with the YMCA to offer an exciting series of classes - IN SPANISH-  that promote healthy living. Salsa, Sabor y Salud is an 8 week program that meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7 PM starting Tuesday, January 15th. The goal of the program is to have families eat from all food groups, take small portions, be physically active, and take small steps. The program is for the whole family. Kids are welcome. ¡Bienvenidos!


 

Eat & Be Happy

The Happiness DietI'm reorganizing my diet after reading The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey.  I knew that eating things like sugar would make me peppy at first and crash me later, but I didn't realize how certain vitamins and minerals can affect the actual workings of my brain.  Eat the right things and avoid the wrong things - you can improve your mood and increase your energy level.  Check it out!

Spring into Health

You can support your child's physical, emotional  and mental health by the food and lifestyle choices that your family makes. Here are some great resources which will support you as a parent, and hopefully make your job a little easier.    

Weight Watchers Eat! Move! Play!: A Parent's Guide for Raising Healthy, Happy Kids.

Food Becomes You

You've heard it before - you are what you eat!  Come on Monday, April 16 at 1:00pm, when a certified AFPA nutrition consultant tells us why we eat what we eat, and gives tips on making better food choices.

Ready to Get Healthy?

Are you ready to get healthy this year?  Trying to figure out how? We have a program for you!  This Tuesday at 1 PM, the Maud Marks Library will host our next Senior Moments, a program series designed specifically for seniors and mature adults.  This month, Dr. Christopher Freytag will be joining us to discuss how you can lengthen your life through healthy living.  We'll be talking about healthy eating, exercises, and more.  Seating for this and most programs at the library is limited.  Please click here to sign up for this and other events at your local library.

What Am I Eating?

Read It Before You Eat ItFood labeled “organic” isn’t necessarily healthy.  “Zero grams of trans fat” could still contain trans fat.  “Natural”?  Don’t even go there.  Bonnie Taub-Dix recently penned Read It Before You Eat It – a book to help us decode food labels and make informed, healthy choices. 

For the Children: An Early Literacy Program for Families

In partnership with the Children's Museum of Houston, the Atascocita Branch Library is proud to present “For the Children,” a program based on Para Los Niños. Come join the fun as we share books and hand on activities that encourage early literacy skills. 

 Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies
Our next program will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 1:30 pm.  Each family that completes a short survey of the program will earn an admission pass to the Children's Museum for up to four people. For a list of additional programs please see the schedule below.
 
 

November…Good Nutrition Month!!!

You might find it ironic that this food-heavy month is also dedicated to good nutrition. Sure, first tempt us with stuffing, a plump turkey dinner, pie and other food indulgences, THEN tell us it’s Good Nutrition Month.

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