Nutrition for Seniors

Eating a Rainbow for Better Health

June 28, 2022
Rainbow of fruits and vegetables

By Kristen Phillips and Emily Korte When you look around the grocery store’s produce section, you might notice a wide range of fruit and vegetable colors. Have you ever wondered…

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10 Hydrating Fruits and Vegetables

May 25, 2022
Watermelon a Hydrating Fruit

Spring and summer are on their way, bringing warm temperatures with them. As temperatures climb over the next several months, hydration becomes more important than ever. Our bodies need water…

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Let’s Get Physical! The Proven Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

April 29, 2022
Benefits of exercise for seniors

On this blog, we typically focus on nutrition and how we can fuel our bodies for healthy aging. Today, however, we are going to focus on another important aspect of…

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Beans: A Secret Superstar for Excellent Nutrition

March 18, 2022
Beans Low Cost Food with High Nutrition Value

March is National Nutrition Month®, during which we spotlight different aspects of nutrition and how to fuel our bodies to their fullest potential. Today, we are highlighting a great source…

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Mindful Eating: Focusing on the Experience

February 23, 2022
Happy black mother and daughter having fun eating healthy lunch at home

Food has become something we often consume quickly and mindlessly in our fast-paced society. Whether we are driving somewhere and eating on the road or at home eating a snack…

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Fitness, Nutrition and Prizes: Bingocize®

January 21, 2022
Bingocize fitness and nutrition for seniors in Indianapolis

Wellness is important at every age, but sometimes it’s hard to find ways to get moving or learn about healthy eating. That’s why CICOA is pleased to offer Bingocize®, a program just for seniors that combines fitness and…

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5 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

December 9, 2021
Holiday Meal with Family Member with Dementia

The holiday season is here, and you may be feeling the stress of endless to-do lists, travel and other traditions that take place this time of year. If you’re caring…

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How to Add Variety to Your Plate This Holiday

November 15, 2021
Thanksgiving Plate with Variety of Foods and Colors

Thanksgiving dinner often invokes many emotions based on our past, family traditions and our own connections to certain foods. You may have attended large Thanksgiving meals where everyone talked about their favorite foods on the table.   Even with holiday spirit…

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5 Ways to Eat More Autumn Harvest Fruits and Vegetables

October 20, 2021
Fall Fruits and Vegetables Autumn Produce

Following good nutrition habits can be difficult with today’s hectic schedules, but especially so for caregivers. One key to better nutrition is eating seasonal food, which is fresher and has…

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Oats: A Simple yet Beneficial Food Favorite of Caregivers

September 28, 2021
Oats a Nutritious Food for Seniors

Caregivers often need to prepare multiple meals a day for their care recipient. If that’s you, and you want to learn about foods that are the right balance of easy…

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