ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library presents part two of the nutrition series, "Eating Better on a Budget- Great Grains and Power Proteins" on Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. The series is co-sponsored by the Library, Maine SNAP-Ed and Knox County Community Health Coalition and is part of the new "Check out Movement and Healthy Living at Your Library" Series at Rockland Library, funded by the Maine Library Fund, Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust, City of Rockland, and Friends of Rockland Public Library.
Nancy Wood, Nutrition Education Coordinator for Knox County, from Knox County Community Health Coalition, will present the workshop. Explore creative, budget-friendly ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Learn about plant and animal-based protein and different varieties of grains, as well as their nutritional benefits. Wood will focus on menu planning and easy to make meals that are cost-conscious. Participants will also learn about "frameworks" that assist in making stir-fries, casseroles, soups, salads, etc.
Participants will be invited to enjoy a food tasting and will receive simple recipes. Registration is recommended as Wood will be preparing food for tastings, but it is not required.
Wood has been involved in various aspects of the food industry since the age of 15. As Nutrition Education Coordinator for Knox County, Nancy works with all ages to heighten nutrition and wellness awareness. Whether it is singing with pre-schoolers about the "Rainbow of Fruit", teaching 5th and 6th graders how to cook, working with senior citizens on their nutrition, helping young moms provide healthy meals for their family, doing food demonstrations at local food pantries, or taking people on a tour of the supermarket so they become 'educated shoppers' her job is to make this small part of the world a better place to eat well.
Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (207) 594-0310.