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Cape Gazette HEALTH & FITNESS TUESDAY, APRIL 16- THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 21 ' li By Rachel Swick M;ivity don' it, she says. For people who want to lose weight, keep fat calories at 10 percent. "The If I take in 2,000 calories, how average American gets anywhere many should come from fat? from 25 percent to 35 percent fat Food nutritionist Michele Wil- in their daily intake; that's why liams often hears questions like we have an obesity epidemic," that, and she loves answering Williams said. "If they cut that the queries, to 20 percent or 10 percent, then Williams offers a class about the weight comes off." nutrition labels. "It's my best Williams eats what is known Class because in 10 seconds I can as a plant-based diet, and she ad- teach someone if a packaged vocates others try the no-oil, no food is good or bad," she said. meat diet because eating fruits, Packaged foods have lists of grains, nuts and vegetables is an numbers on the back, but Wil- easy way to reduce calorie intake liams focuses on calories. If more and lose weight: than 20 percent of a serving's "If you buy packaged foods, it total calories come from fat, then is easier to track c lorie intake," she said. "In my classes we talk about in- gredients and understand- ing the truth behind ingre- dients." Williams will teach her Michele Williams next class at 6 p.m., Mon- day, April 29, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. She is a Food for Life instructor through The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The program was designed by phy- sicians, nurses and registered dietitians. Williams has 27 good. One example is semolina, years of experience as an out- another name for White flour. comes-based natural medicine Manufacturers didn't want to use pharmacist. She recently moved white flour on the label so they back to Lewes after traveling the changed it, Williams said. nation for years as a colonel in "People look at their labels, the U.S. Air Force. She holds a and they don't realize what is bachelor of science in pharmacy in there," Williams said. "It is and a master of business admin- confusing for people, and that's istration, and she is pursuing a why I tell my students to focus doctorate in public policy and on calories and lo0k at the in- administration with a health gredients." policy specialty. For more information on the In the next .few months, Wil- Food for Life program, go to liams hopes to rent a location where she will teach classes in training/food-for-life-training- the Cape Region. about-food-for-life-program. For For her class, Williams uses more information on the local examples of bad foods that look classes, email info@wfpbn,com, MILTON ELEMENTARY HOLD. HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR MILTON ELEMENTARYheld its 9th Annual Health and Safety Fair at the ischool March 22. The event featured games, a moon bounce, an obstacle course and 30 vendors promoting healthy lifestyles. The Un v ersity of Delaware Cooperative Extension table showed the amounts of sugar in certain foods. Shown are (I-r)Elsa and Erin Munoz Playing the Rolling Into Good Heath" and Master Food Educator John FerrL game is student Gavin Felker. Carolyn J. Gover Psychotherapist Organizers for the annual event were teacher Valarie Sock- At left, taking the slide at the end.of the obstacle course operated by the Cape Henlopen JROTC is third-grader Lu- Dr. Charles Stanislav and Atlantic Adult Pediatric Medicine are Pleased to Welcome Kathy Dressel, FNP Kathy is a Family Nurse Practitioner who will be accepting new patients from infants to geriatrics starting April 24, 2013. 34435 For an appointment, please call 302.644.1300 King St. Row, Suite 1, Lewes, DE 19958