The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Eating a Fiber Rich Diet,” a free program on the benefits of a fiber rich diet, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served, including tasting samples of a fiber rich recipe. Advance RSVP is not necessary.
Speaker at the program will be Linda Moskovics, author of “The Fiber Rich Kitchen Cookbook,” and a certified Healthy Hands Cooking instructor. Moskovics, an El Cajon resident, is a retired public librarian with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and a master’s degree in library and information science, as well as a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Her book was published earlier this year.
According to Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, “The typical diet of today’s society is very poor and lacking in fiber, which can contribute to major health issues. Research shows that sufficient dietary fiber is important for digestion and may play a role in reducing cholesterol and blood sugar. Because fiber makes you feel full faster, it can help with weight control. Our attendees will learn tips for fitting more fiber into their diet and suggestions about the best foods for fiber.”
The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and online. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region. For more information, call the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.