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Heart healthy foods to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Clear the Confusion: What to Eat to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Janelle is a 59-year-old woman who is concerned about her risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Her mother died at age 61 from a heart attack, and even though Janelle is relatively healthy, her LDL cholesterol…Read More

Heart healthy foods in the shape of a heart

Nutrition News for February

Malnutrition is a life-threatening condition that drastically diminishes a person’s quality of life. As nutrition professionals, we play a vital role in screening, identifying and intervening for those with malnutrition so they have the proper…Read More

2020 made of healthy food

Your Healthy Future Begins in 2020

Many people have a goal in mind to live a long and healthy life. The best time to start is now, so let's start with 2020! The articles below explore tips and eating patterns that…Read More

Why Should Older Adults Focus on Fiber?

 Digestion plays a vital role in our overall health and wellbeing, and fiber is the key to maintaining regulrity and avoiding constipation. Is there a link between irregularity and aging? What is constipation and what…Read More

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Giving the Gift of Food and Nutrition

Sharon’s mother Bess is 84 years old and still lives independently in her own home. She likes to cook simple meals, go out to eat with friends and play bridge. But in the past year…Read More

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Is My Fatigue Related to Diabetes, Diet or Aging?

Rose was recently diagnosed with diabetes, so she made an appointment to talk with Sally, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Rose has been feeling tired and attributed it to the fact she was about to…Read More

Tips for a Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving

 Thanksgiving is such a great holiday filled with family celebrations, good food and fun; but what about people with specific health concerns and conditions? Learn more about safe food preparation and diet restrictions during the…Read More

Exploring the Benefits of Plant-Based Eating During Vegetarian Awareness Month

October 1 was World Vegetarian Day, and the whole month of October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, an observance to spread the health benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet. Research shows that incorporating more plant-based foods…Read More

Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets for the Aging Population

Alexis is a registered dietitian nutritionist who works with older adults of varying ages in numerous settings including private practice, outpatient counseling and a skilled nursing facility with 60 long-term care beds (mainly complex medical…Read More

Three women eating watermelon

No Matter What the Age, More Fruits and Veggies Matter

Cynthia just celebrated her 55th birthday and says she is starting to “feel every bit her age”. Her dad has begun having memory issues at age 82, and Cynthia is worried that she may be…Read More

Elderly Women Taking Selfie

“Wellness” at any Age

At Hazel’s 65th birthday celebration, her older sister asked if she had scheduled her initial “wellness” visit with her primary care physician (PCP). Hazel had enrolled in Medicare, but didn’t know anything about this. She…Read More

Man washing vegetables in sink

Play It Safe: Food Safety for Older Adults

George has been living alone since his wife recently passed. His wife did all the cooking, and George's skills are limited to reheating food on the stove or in the microwave. His daughter June worried…Read More