Kick Off Event

Healthy Libraries, Healthy Communities Kick Off!

If you missed the Kick Off event, you can view it here now.

Join us to kick off the Healthy Libraries, Healthy Communities project at High Noon all over the SCRLC region! All library staff and library users are welcome, the free registration will help us assure enough resources for everyone! Just click on the location you prefer:

Monday, July 8, 12:00-1:30 pm
Tompkins County Public Library, Borg Warner Room
101 E Green St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Register for the Ithaca event

Wednesday, July 10, 12:00-1:30 pm
Broome County Public Library, Decker Community Room
185 Court St., Binghamton, NY 13901
Register for the Binghamton event

Friday, July 12, 12:00-1:30 pm
Steele Memorial Library, Auditorium
101 E Church St., Elmira NY 14901
Register for the Elmira event

Enjoy nationally known expert and author, Brian Wansink, PhD (Cornell University), as he talks about food consumption and his book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think . Each attendee will receive a copy of the book for their library. At the kick off you will be able to –

  • Get all the details on the many activities of the Healthy Libraries, Healthy Communities project.
  • Collect wellness and health information to use and share.
  • Participate in the project survey to make your suggestions for Wellness Wednesday Webinar topics.
  • Receive a Healthy Bingo Card and be eligible for incentives and prizes.
  • Enroll (individually or with a team ) in Active for Life to track your own progress toward health goals.
  • Register (free) to participate in the project and receive updates directly (or do it now at http://tinyurl.com/healthylibs )

From Mindless eating to Mindlessly Eating Better

Most of us don’t overeat because we’re hungry. We overeat because of family and friends, packages and plates, names and numbers, labels and lights, colors and candles, shapes and smells, distractions and distances, cupboards and containers. Based on 20 years of research, Professor Wansink shows how we eat mindlessly  and how to turn it around. Interestingly, the solution to mindless eating is not “mindful eating.”  Instead it is setting up your home, table, and office so you mindlessly eat less, rather than mindlessly overeat. See more at MindlessEating.org.

Learning Objectives:
1) Identify 3 cues that lead to mindless eating
2) Isolate what makes people eat more than they think
3) Identify which small changes are most likely to have a ripple effect.

photo of Brian Wansink Brian Wansink, Ph.D., founded the Food and Brand Lab in 1997 at the University of Illinois. In 2005, he moved with his Lab to the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is best known for his work on consumer behavior and food. His research has focused on how micro- environments influence what and how much people eat and how much they enjoy it.

At Cornell he is the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing, Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab (http://FoodPsychology.cornell.edu) and Co-Director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (http://ben.cornell.edu) and co-founder of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (http://smarterlunchrooms.org ).

He is the author of over 100 academic articles and books, including the best-selling book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think (Bantam Dell 2006). Since 2006, Wansink has written a monthly column on food behavior for MSNBC entitled Chew on This. In July 2007 he joined Prevention.com as one of their two nutrition columnists, writing the column Food Think with Wansink.

This hybrid wellness program (virtual & in-person) is partially funded by an award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).

This hybrid wellness program (virtual & in-person) is partially funded by an award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).

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