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Food for Thought Day Celebrated at MPL, Oct. 17

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – On Saturday, October 17, Montclair Public Library will host its First Annual Food for Thought Day.

The list of full day programs about nutrition are geared toward helping attendees develop healthier lifestyles.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) representatives will also be on hand from 10am to 1pm to answer questions.

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“October is packed with national observances celebrating food, but it is important to remember healthy nutrition and moderation—especially as our community heads into the winter holidays,” said Chelsea Dodd, Information Services Supervisor at the library.

Below is the schedule of sessions:

10:00am Eating Well with Diabetes to Live Your Best Life

Presented by Marilyn Guzio, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator (RD, CDE).

 

11:30am What’s in a Name: Navigating the Minefield of Food Labeling

So McDonald’s is only going to use eggs from cage-free hens. What does that mean? Your favorite candy is fat-free?What does that mean? Two bags of chips seem identical but one says it’s all natural. What does that mean? Should I buy organic, local, Jersey fresh? Confused? Come to this consumer friendly guide to understanding labels and find out how to read a label so it tells you the truth. Presented by Melina Macall, food activist.

 

1:00pm Healthy Eating On-The-Go

Eating on the run and trying to be healthy with a demanding schedule is a common problem. And many of those bad choices, one after another, not only add unwanted fat but also can cause hypertension, high blood pressure and inflammation throughout your body. Please join us for this insightful talk on some key strategies, tips and prep techniques to help you make smarter choices on the run. Presented by Tina Hong, Board Certified Health Coach and Founder of Goodness Multiplied Living Well Programs.

 

2:30pm Searching for Health: Reliable Online Research

Letting your favorite blogger diagnose you? Find yourself relying on Siri to answer your nutrition questions? Access to the World Wide Web can be a great health tool, but only if used wisely. Come discover healthy methods for online research. Presented by Chelsea Dodd, MPL Information Services Supervisor.

 

Registration is recommended. For more information and to register for one or all of these programs, visitwww.montclairlibrary.org/calendar or call (973) 744-0500 ext. 2235.

 

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