- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
It’s here! It’s here! The 2013 Edition of Eat This Not That! by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding is now available at your San Jose Public Library. I love this book just for its sheer shock value. Page after page features mouth watering photographs of appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, desserts and drinks that are standard fare at popular fast food and restaurant chains throughout the U.S. Along with each photograph is a listing of the enormous quantity of saturated fat, sodium and calories that are contained in each luscious looking food item.
If you want to be super shocked go immediately to the section of the book entitled The WORST Foods in America. Dining at the Cheesecake Factory Restaurant? Well, that healthy sounding Cheesecake Factory Grilled Chicken and Avocado Club Sandwich packs a total of 1,750 calories, 28 grams of saturated fat and 2,306 mg of sodium. Scary stuff! No wonder there is an obesity epidemic in this country. But let’s get real. We all like to eat at chain restaurants and fast food establishments from time to time. Sometimes we are just too busy to cook or find ourselves at the mall’s food court and need to eat something fast. Eat This Not That! quickly shows you how to make easy food swaps from chain restaurant menus that can save you hundreds of calories , saturated fat and sodium.
In addition to the restaurant and fast food chain shockers there are also helpful chapters on supermarket foods; holidays and special occasions; foods for kids and a small collection of recipes that will help you cut calories and save cash.
If you are on a diet or just plain curious about the nutritional content of chain food establishments, check out Eat This Not That! 2013 Edition.
After a short break, the story times in the Children's Room at the King Library return the week of September 3rd. We have story times for all age groups so check out the one that's just right for your child.
All of our storytimes include stories, songs, fingerplays and more and are always followed by Stay and Play, a half hour program, where children and parents can play with toys. It's also a great time for parents to meet other parents ,share ideas, make friends and set up those play dates!
We're starting off our 4:00PM Wednesday Family Storytime on September 5 with a special one called "Power Up with Reading," presented by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Children will hear stories about fruits and vegetables, do a fun activity and of course enjoy a Healthy Snack! Children will have fun and parents will get some important and helpful information about nutritious foods and snacks for children.
Though having the look of an old cookbook (it doesn't have a picture for every single recipe), this book does cover different types of vegetarian dishes: appetizers, soups, pasta, legume dishes, egg and cheese dishes, whole grains, desserts, and lasagne. Other varieties are also found: wheat germ burgers, chili pot pie, mabu tofu, brown rice & broccoli, black bean hummus & carrot slaw sandwiches, corn custard, and many more.
This book is brought to readers by the Editors of Sunset Books.
I recently found a website that can help to answer the question from many friends and acquaintances "How can you sustain your life if you don't eat meat?": www.nutritiondata.self.com. You can type in "asparagus", "brussel sprouts", "turmeric", "tofu", "broccoli", "peanuts", "whole wheat", "quinoa", "black bean", "squash", etc. in the seach box for "name of food", you will get amazing answers in colorful graphical charts.
This website might even help to transform your friend's perspective towards vegetarian food.
Life is not going so well for Callie Boone during the summer before middle school! Her ex-best friend is now ignoring and making fun of her behind her back. Her family is driving her crazy. She is banned from the pool. And, she now faces middle school in the fall without a best friend! What is a girl to do?
Confused and hurt, Callie depends upon her diving practice time and her snack-loving father, who is a former diving star. Then a boy named Hoot moves in next door. Callie tests the limits of friendship with her new friend and learns what a real friend is like. A tragic twist shows her that there are more important things to life than her feelings about her former best friend.
After All, You're Callie Boone (AR 6.0, Level 4.7) is a fine motto to live by for anyone. Winnie Mack shows kids how important nutritious eating and loyalty are in life. Humorous and quick-paced, Mack's debut novel is a great summer read.
Rotten Ralph, Sarah’s less than cooperative cat, won’t eat his healthy home-cooked meal. “Why should I?” He thinks, “when there are all those wonderful trash cans waiting for me in the alley?” So, Ralph sneaks out at night and dines on a green chicken wing, a furry fish, and for dessert? Mmmmm! Moldy blue cheesecake! Rotten Ralph has horrible nightmares and feels really sick after his foul feast. Will Sarah be able to get him to the vet in time? Are Rotten Ralph’s dumpster diving days over? Maybe eating out of trash cans is too rotten even for Ralph. Find out in Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten by Jack Gantos. This book is just one in a series of Rotten Readers. Check out Rotten Ralph’s further adventures.
During this month of February give yourself or your children some love. Our new subscription to Prevention magazine in Spanish and English provides you with smart ways to live well, from fitness tips to nutritious recipes. Also, directly from Mexico, D.F. the Padres e Hijos magazine offers advice to foster love in your marriage and family.
Durante este mes de febrero dese a usted mismo o a sus hijos algo del amor. Nuestra nueva suscripción a la revista en español e inglés de Prevención proporciona formas inteligentes de vivir bien con consejos de ejercicio y recetas nutritivas. Además, directamente desde México, D.F. la revista Padres e Hijos ofrece asesoramiento para fomentar el amor en el matrimonio y la familia.
Both magazines are available in most of San José Public Library Branches.
Ambas revistas están disponibles en la mayoría de las sucursales de la biblioteca pública de San José.