Nutrition for Seniors

Fuel Your Mind

March 11, 2020
Mind Diet Brain Healthy Foods

We have all heard that eating certain foods builds muscles or makes strong bones, but what about eating food that fuels your mind? That’s a question the Meals & More staff at CICOA has been researching. Through our research, we have discovered brain health resources, diet tips and recipes that can be used by people…

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A New Focus on Nutrition and Dementia

January 31, 2020
Meals and Nutrition for Seniors

As the number of people impacted by dementia continues to rise globally, research indicates the need for additional nutrition and dietetic supports for caregivers and their care recipients.  In response to this need, CICOA’s Meals & More nutrition blog in 2020 will have a new focus on nutrition and dementia research, creating resources for caregivers,…

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Taking Kitchen Inventory for Safety

October 28, 2019
Taking Kitchen Inventory for Safety

It’s not often we think about whether our microwave is in the optimal place, not to mention what we keep on our counters, where our throw rugs are placed, the lighting or flooring in our kitchens, or expiration dates on food. Yet each of these can cause kitchen safety issues for older adults. Let’s help…

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When in Doubt, Toss it Out!

August 26, 2019
When in Doubt toss it out

Nothing says summer like an outdoor picnic or enjoying a meal of refreshing, cold foods. But summer or winter, healthy eating involves not only what you eat, but also maintaining proper food temperatures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 85 percent of all food-borne illness could be prevented if people handled food…

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Quick and Dirty Ways to Ruin a Salad

July 22, 2019
Quick Dirty Ways Ruin Salad

Hey, how about a delicious, colorful, satisfying salad on a hot summer day? For sure, it’s a dish overflowing with fruit and vegetable goodness. Sounds healthy, right? But, not so fast! There are many ways to ruin a salad. A first-rate salad can devolve quickly into an unhealthy dish. Before you know it, your good-for-you…

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5 Tips for Better Grocery Shopping

May 14, 2019
Tips better Grocery Shopping

Have you ever gone to the grocery store and left with bags full of items you never intended to buy? Or on the way home remembered the one item you really need? Unfortunately, when we shop without a plan, we are more likely to purchase foods we do not need, forget to purchase the items…

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Boost Health and Nutrition with Bingocize®

April 17, 2019
Boost Health and Nutrition with Bingocize

Who doesn’t love Bingo? Individuals of all ages can share enjoyment and friendly competition in a classic game of Bingo, but the game is especially popular among older adults. A program developed at Western Kentucky University, Bingocize ® combines the beloved game with nutrition education and exercise to help reduce falls and improve the health…

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Tips to Help Control the Hangry In You

March 21, 2019
Tips to help Control Hangry in you

If you’ve ever snapped at someone uncharacteristically, honked your horn angrily because it took a driver a millisecond too long to accelerate through a green light, you may be hangry. Maybe you were hard at work, then suddenly, you couldn’t concentrate or remember what you were getting ready to do. That also can be the…

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Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

February 6, 2019

Cholesterol. We’ve all heard about how high cholesterol can have negative effects on our health, like increasing the risk for heart disease or a heart attack. But what exactly is cholesterol, and how do we control it? Although we usually think of cholesterol as some sort of evil being in our body, it is important…

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Healthy Eating Begins with Good Planning

November 5, 2018
Healthy eating begins with good planning

Have you ever felt sluggish after a meal and then scolded yourself for overindulging or choosing the fries over a side salad? Those spur-of-the moment choices often are what get us in trouble. We all know that when you eat healthier, you feel better, have more energy and a lot less regret. We also know…

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