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Start eating better, with a little help from your library

March is “National Nutrition Month!” 

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website, “National Nutrition Month” is a nutrition education and information campaign the Academy sponsors annually. 

The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

For more information on nutrition, come to your local library. 

“Nutrition at your Fingertips,” by Elisa Zied. 

Nutrition is as vital to good health as it is complex to understand.

With thousands of supplements to choose from-and ever-shifting study results-a registered dietician offers here a guide to: nutrition’s latest findings; detailed explanations of vitamins and minerals; information on fats, carbohydrates, fiber, and proteins; daily requirements; health weight evaluation and management; food labels; meal planning; and combating disease through nutrition.

“Eat to Live: the Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast & Sustained Weight Loss,” by Joel Fuhrman. 

Hailed a “medical breakthrough” by Dr. Mehmet Oz, “Eat to Live” offers a highly effective, scientifically proven way to lose weight quickly.

The key to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s revolutionary six-week plan is simple: health = nutrients/calories.

When the ratio of nutrients to calories in the food you eat is high, you lose weight.

The more nutrient-dense food you eat, the less you crave fat, sweets, and high-caloric foods.

“Eat to Live” has been revised to include inspiring success stories from people who have used the program to lose shockingly large amounts of weight and recover from life-threatening illnesses; Dr. Fuhrman’s nutrient density index; up-to-date scientific research supporting the principles behind Dr. Fuhrman’s plan; new recipes and meal ideas; and much more.

This easy-to-follow, nutritionally sound diet can help anyone shed pounds quickly-and keep them off.

Library happenings

  • Thursday, March 21 and Saturday, March 23: Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 21: Kids Celebrate World Puppet Day with Froggy, 3:45 to 5 p.m. Materials will be provided to make puppets (frogs and other animals) and then participants will put on a puppet show. There will be snacks and door prizes.
  • Friday, March 22: The Beat Goes On with Minnesota Author and Storyteller, Rep. Dean Urdahl, 7 p.m.  First elected in 2002, Rep. Urdahl is an author and retired educator. He has written a trilogy about the U.S. – Dakota Conflict, also known as the Sioux Uprising.

Library Hours

The Detroit Lakes Public Library is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It is closed on Sundays.

Article written by Danell Haspel of the Detroit Lakes Library