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By Tina Peak
Library Director 

Library Hosts Health Series


Last updated 3/6/2019 at 8:59am

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The Lake Wales Public Library's Lifelong Learning series will provide a three-part series in April, To Your Health! The series will be presented by Ginny Powell, a retired cooperative education professor at Rutgers University who holds two degrees in home economic education.

The first in the series is To Your Health! - Eat Smart. This workshop will use the USDA's "My Plate" to help people find out how their favorite foods measure up to healthy, nutritious eating. Participants will learn to balance their "wants" with their "needs" while understanding portion distortion. The group also will practice some smart movement to help them stay healthy.

To Your Health! – Eat Smart begins at noon Monday, April 1 in the Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room.

The second To Your Health Lunch 'n Learn workshop will focus on Shopping Smart. The session will ask what is really in the food people buy. It will help them understand nutrition labeling, the long list of ingredients, and how to find the Best Buy? This workshop will focus on food shopping, where to find the healthiest food in the store, how to read the nutrition label, ingredients, and pricing so you can get the best bang for the buck! There will also be some physical movement to motivate people to get moving and stay healthy.

To Your Health! – Shop Smart begins at noon, Monday, April 15 in the Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room.

The third and final workshop is To Your Health! Plan Smart – Re-Think What You Eat. This Lunch 'n Learn will focus on meal planning, including how to re-purpose leftovers. With just a few staples from the pantry, people can make a tasty 'new' meal. The USDA's "My Plate" will be used as a base for meals and snacks, while making meal prep and eating a special event. And the session will teach an exercise that can help people keep their bodies moving gently.

To Your Health! – Plan Smart! Re-think What You Eat begins at noon, Monday, April 29 in the Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room.

Registration is required for each workshop. Class size is limited and light and healthy lunch will be provided. Please call 863.678.4004, ext. 221 to register, email [email protected] or visit the main desk to sign up.

The Lake Wales Public Library's Lifelong Learning classes are sponsored by Florida's Natural Growers Foundation and the Lake Wales Library Association.


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