Health care library’s `Wellness Wednesday’ meeting will discuss dieting on March 25

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “Diets, Diets and More Diets” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.


Millions of Americans resolve every year to eat healthier and lose weight. The list is growing of popular diets designed to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of heart disease. Popular diets have included low carbohydrates, high protein, gluten free, Paleo, DASH, anti-inflammatory and Mediterranean.


Speaking at the Herrick Library will be Kathy Quinn, library director. She will discuss the features of popular diets and how to distinguish one diet from another. Quinn, with a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in the Chicago area, has served as director of the Herrick Library since 2007.


The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library 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.