Eating Green Is Eating Healthy At Ralph Ellison Library


Did your mother ever warn you not to put something in your mouth because, “You don’t know where it’s been”?  As she was in most things, Mom was right about that, too.

Join a nutritionist from Akin’s Natural Foods Market at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss what it means to “Green Up Your Diet.”

“Eating healthy foods that were grown locally is not just the latest food trend,” said librarian Taryn Kingery.  “It is important for your well-being and for the local economy.”

Studies have shown that rising freight costs, due primarily to the increased cost of gasoline, have made local food production look even more attractive than it might have otherwise.  Add that to the advantage of knowing growing conditions first hand and consumers can lose their concerns about where their food has been before they eat it.

“This is a significant area of concern right now,” Kingery added, “and the library is happy to be able to provide a discussion, co-sponsored by Akin’s Natural Foods Market, for everyone to attend.”

The Ralph Ellison Library asks that anyone wanting to attend this free session sign up at the library’s Information Desk or call 424-1437.  For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

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