Nutrition

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)

Free Adult Nutrition Classes

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will offer free nutrition classes on Tuesdays 11am—12pm (January 10-February 28, 2017).  Each participant will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Session 1: Healthy Foods/Healthy Families
Session 2: Foods That Pack a PUNCH
Session 3: Making the Most of MyPlate
Session 4: The Power of Planning
Session 5: Setting Your Limits
Session 6: Plate It Safe
Session 7: The Choice Is Yours
Session 8: Mealtime Miracles

To register, call 713-464-1633.

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

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The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

The Dorito Effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Year of No Sugar by Eve Schaub

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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.

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.

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. 

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