Thursday, March 1, 2012

National Nutrition Month at FCPL

Well it’s March and if you’re like most people, the New Year’s resolutions are starting to look a little neglected.  The temptation to hit the snooze button instead of getting up for that morning workout is winning more often than not.  Crazy family schedules mean you’re hitting the fast food drive-thru instead of cooking at home.  And to heap on a little more guilt, March is National Nutrition Month®!
If your conscience is knocking, we can help! The library has lots of great titles to get your healthy living efforts back on track.
David Zinczenko’s series of books, “Eat This, Not That” has been expanded to include both restaurant and supermarket survival guides, and the newest,  The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution.

Trying to go vegan? Check out Isa Moskowitz’s  Appetite for reduction : 125 fast & filling low-fat vegan recipes.

If it’s exercise inspiration you need, we have a
large selection of fitness DVDs, including tae-bo!

Our streaming video collection offers informative documentaries on health and wellness, including MyPlate: Understanding the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Of course we’re trying to get healthy right along with you, but we’ve been enjoying The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Timeline of Food Fads that showcases diet crazes through the years.  Did you know that in 1928, the “Inuit Meat-and-Fat Diet” was all the rage? It recommended eating caribou, raw fish and whale blubber.  Yes, we think we’ll stick to carrot sticks too!