March 6, 2011 (La Mesa)--Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free seniors discussion group on “Cut Salt From Your Diet The Easy Way,” featuring a presentation from Sandra Parkington, a registered nurse and president of HealthTrax, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23. The public is invited to attend. RSVP is not required.
Parkington, with over 30 years of experience in acute coronary care, occupational health, school health, hospice, cardiac clinical research, cardiac quality data analysis and quality improvement, is the author of “How To Keep Track Of Your Salt Intake: Easy as 1-2-3,” which is available at www.saltrax.com.
She has developed a comprehensive system for helping people better understand how to manage their dietary salt intake. Overeating salt can contribute to multiple health problems. The discussion will include practical and easy ways to lower your salt consumption. Parkington will focus on how to choose low salt foods at the grocery store and how to make healthy food choices at home and dining out.
Handouts will be provided and light refreshments will be served, according to Kathy Quinn, library director. The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a public library specializing in health research information. It is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825 5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.
Max Sturman's "Obesity - The Solution"
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