Nutrition

FREE Adult Nutrition Classes Continue at Kingwood Library

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension's FREE summer series of adult nutrition classes continue at Kingwood Library. This week's class will be held on Wednesday 7/12 from 11AM -12:30PM in the Meeting Room.

This week's topic is "The Choice is Yours!" Join us!

(image courtesy of shadowashspiritflame.wordpress.com)

 

Adult Nutrition Classes at Kingwood Library

This summer, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will offer free adult nutrition classes throughout the months of June and July at Kingwood Library.

The program consists of 8 sessions that will convene in the Meeting Room from 11 AM - 12:30 PM on the following dates:

 Session One: Healthy Food/Healthy Families (Thursday, June 1st)
 Session Two: Foods that Packs a PUNCH! (Thursday, June 8th)                    
 Session Three: Making the Most of MyPlate (Friday, June 16th)                                     
 Session Four: The Power of Planning (Thursday, June 22nd)
 Session Five: Setting Your Limits (Friday, June 30th)
 Session Six: Plate It Safe! (Thursday, July 6th)
 Session Seven: The Choice is Yours! (Wednesday, July 12th)
 Session Eight: Mealtime Miracles (Wednesday, July 19th)

Registration is not required. 

Come and enjoy this expanded food and nutrition education program!

(Image courtesy of choosemyplate.gov)

What are We Eating?

If we are what we eat, shouldn't we try to be well-educated on what we swallow? Here are some books that shed light on some of our modern food options:

Wheat Belly by William Davis

Wheat Belly

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

The Dorito Effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Year of No Sugar by Eve Schaub

Year of No Sugar

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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. 

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