The “Live It!: Real-Life Nutrition” series at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will continue on July 5, 12 and 19, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Small Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.
Conducted in conjunction with the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, the 6-week series, which began in June, is presented by Fralonda Anderson, EA-CEP, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with the extension program. Different topics will be discussed each evening. Those interested may attend individual sessions or the whole series.
The “Live It!: Real-Life Nutrition” series is an activity-based program designed to motivate and teach teens and adults how to make nutrient-rich food choices. The program incorporates tools and resources from the ChooseMyPlate.gov website and the USDA Dietary Guidelines 2010 to address nutrition topics of interest and relevance to people of all ages.
The series continues on July 5, with “Making Healthy Eating a Habit.” Participants will anticipate different eating scenarios and plan ahead for those situations. Learn how to extend healthy-eating habits learned now into the future.
The program on July 12 will be “Uncovering the Dietary Guidelines 2010.” Learn the difference between common misconceptions and facts about nutrition, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010. Get tips on applying these dietary guidelines to daily living.
The final topics on July 19 will be “Creating a Personal Nutrition Action Plan” and “Quick and Easy Healthy Living.” Participants will evaluate the food records that they have kept during the course of the series, and will set healthy eating goals based on their food-record results. Learn how to make healthy food choices while on-the-go, and how to make healthy decisions about fast-food choices.
The program is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. Prize drawings will take place at each session. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.