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Food and Nutrition Programs for Older Adults

Food and Nutrition Programs for Older Adults

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior: Food and Nutrition Programs for Community-Residing Older Adults Eat Right Pro - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Being familiar…Read More

Prepared Food

Safe Tips for Eating Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nancy is a healthy 66 year old woman, but still very concerned about the news she keeps hearing about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). She is afraid to go to the grocery store and decides to call…Read More

National Nutrition Month

In Honor of National Nutrition Month, Explore the Link Between Healthy Eating and Healthy Aging

Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics March is National Nutrition Month® a time to "eat right, bite by bite" and emphasize the importance of nutrition. Healthy eating helps us feel better at any age, and…Read More

Superfoods

Superfoods and Aging: What’s Real and What Should I Eat?

Maria has been reading about superfoods and how they can help slow the effects of aging. At 68 years of age, she is concerned about staying as healthy as she possibly can through her golden…Read More

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

Tired elderly woman sitting in a chair

Is My Fatigue Related to Diabetes, Diet or Aging?

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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