Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library (Richmond) will present a special 8-part series, “Healthy Bites, Healthy Moves,” on Mondays, April 3 through May 22, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, in Room 2A of the library. These programs are free and open to the public.
In this 8-week series, presented by Sujata Jhangiani from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, get tips for promoting health and wellness in the home. Learn how to create healthy habits by focusing on concepts such as diet quality, physical activity, and food-resource management.
The recommendations are based on the USDA’s MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each session will feature a taste testing, and “enhancement items” will be given out at the end of the sessions so that participants can practice at home.
Participants may choose to attend the whole series or individual sessions. The schedule of programs is as follows:
- April 3 – “Bridge to Success” – Learn to make healthy goals.
- April 10 – “MyPlate My Family” – Learn to build healthy plates using the five food groups.
- April 17 – “Plan to Save More” – Learn to create a budget to save money at the store.
- April 24 – “Plate It Safe” – Learn about food safety.
- May 1 – “Less Is More” – Learn how to read nutrition labels and how to make better food choices.
- May 8 -- “Sharpen Your Skills” – Learn about knife skills and safety.
- May 15 – “Mealtime Miracles” – MyPlate for kids, helping kids eat better.
- May 22 – “The Choice is Yours” – Continuing what you have learned.