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Healthy Eats in Nyack: Summer Style

rocklandroots2by Ashley Tedino

Most of us try to lose weight just in time for the summer, but with all the barbecues and outings with friends, we find it a challenge to stay the course. The month of August features some great workshops, in and around Nyack, that offer food choices that are fun and healthy and won’t leave you feeling guilty!

Nyack Library Presents: Farm to Table Cooking

Tuesday August 5, 2014 at 7-9p

Join Brian Holbach, the owner and Chef of Rockland Roots, for a program about the fresh vegetables that are grown right here in Rockland County. This event is co-sponsored by the Rockland Farm Alliance. Seats are limited; Contact Belinday Cash to register at 845-358-3370 ext.213. You can also click here to be placed on the waiting list. There is a $5.00 materials fee that is payable at the door.

Nyack Public Library is located at 59 S. Broadway, Nyack NY. This cooking program will be located in the Community/Meeting Room.

West Nyack Library: Guilt Free Desserts 

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Wednesday August 13, 2014 7-8:30p

If you are a fan of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and chocolate pudding, you are in for a treat. Diane Hoch from the Food Evolution is back to teach the steps of creating healthy desserts. Registration begins July 30. E-mail Susan Ferber to register for this sweet event at sferber@rcls.org.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit West Nyack Library’s website.

West Nyack Free Public Library is located at 65 Strawtown Rd, West Nyack NY 10944. This program will be held In the Community Room-Lobby Level.

Finkelstein Memorial Library: Diet Talks

Tuesday August 5, 12, & 19, 2014 at 7-8:30p

The Finkelstein Memorial Library welcomes Janice Winbush, a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Holistic Health Coach. Ms. Winbush will be providing information to the public about three different diets.

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  • On August 5, those who attend will be informed about the Paleolithic Diet which is also known as the Paleo, or Primal Diet. This particular diet believes in the individual eating natural foods for the best possible health. Ms. Winbush will discuss with you the pros and cons of this particular diet as well as the diet guidelines.
  • On August 12, you can look forward to hearing information about the Gluten Free Diet. In supermarkets these days, there is an isle dedicated to gluten free foods for individuals that cannot have gluten in their diets. If you are unsure of what a gluten free diet consists of, Ms. Winbush will explain the benefits of a gluten free diet, what foods to eat as well as what foods to avoid.
  •  On August 19, the evening will be a night dedicated to the Vegan Diet. Ms. Winbush will provide you with the pros, the cons and dos and the don’ts of a vegan diet. She will present the possible benefits of this diet, such as heart health, weight loss, and diabetes prevention or control.

These events are free and open to the public. Registration for these talks begins on June 23. Please call (845)-352-5700 ext. 244 or stop by the reference desk on the second floor.

The Finkelstein Memorial Library is located at 24 Chestnut St, Spring Valley, NY 10977. These programs are located in the Fielding Room.

The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library: Cooking with Chef Shawn

Tuesday August 19, 2014 6:30-8:45p

Enjoy the bounty of summer vegetables with Chef Shawn. Registration is on going for all Haverstraw Library cardholders. For all other library card holders, registration begins on August 5. There is a $2 non-refundable fee due at registration. For more information, please visit this website for more information.

The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library is located at 10 W. Ramapo Rd in Garnerville, NY 10923. This program is located in the Community Room – 301.

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