Huntington Library…HEALTHY LIVING
From Sunday, March 30 through Saturday, April 5, Huntington Public Library’s Huntington Highlights 2014…Healthy Living initiative will focus on the current obesity epidemic, with events taking place at two locations: Main Building, 338 Main Street, Huntington Village AND the Station Branch, 1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Station. A study cited by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 69.2% of adults ages twenty and above are overweight, with 35.9% classified as obese. The obesity rate in children, ages 2-5 is 12.1%, ages 6-11 is 18%, and ages 12-19 is 18.4%. This week long initiative will provide visitors of all ages with the accurate and useful information necessary for making healthy choices.
Kick-off will be Sunday, March 30 with Dr. Dana Telem, from Stony Brook School of Medicine, discussing childhood obesity and preventive measures. The week will feature interactive fitness workshops, book discussions, healthful nutrition and cooking classes, as well as additional lectures by doctors from Syosset Hospital and North Shore/LIJ Huntington Hospital.
We conclude with a Health & Wellness Fair that is open to all on Saturday, April 5, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, in the Main Library Auditorium where local businesses and organizations will provide free blood pressure screenings, nutritional food samples, exercise demonstrations, and informational displays. There will be raffle prizes! We thank our sponsors, North Shore/LIJ Huntington Hospital, Huntington Station BID, and TD Bank for their generous support.
Reservations are required for cooking, fitness, youth and teen programs. Many programs are open to all. Some are limited to Huntington Public Library cardholders. For more information, see our website at www.myhpl.org or call 631-427-5165.