Nutrition for Seniors

Positive Attitude Nourishes the Soul

May 12, 2016
Positive Attitude Nourishes Soul

Let’s face it, attitude is everything. Yes, this is a nutrition blog, and I’m talking about attitude. But, attitude is beneficial in so many aspects of life, including overall wellness and the food choices that we make every day. These choices are affected by a myriad of factors bombarding us. Our attitude—whether good or bad—is…

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Eat Away Your Stress the Right Way

April 18, 2016
Eat Away stress the right way

When we’re stressed, we often reach for things we know aren’t good for us – a bag of chips, cookies, ice cream or a candy bar. That stress may come from getting bad news at a doctor’s office, it may be feeling overwhelmed with everything on your to-do list, or worrying about your health or…

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Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

March 15, 2016

Dietitians get excited during March! Not only does it signal the beginning of spring, but March also is National Nutrition Month®. This year’s National Nutrition Month® theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” The goal is to remind us to enjoy our food traditions, appreciate the great flavors, tastes and aromas of food, and…

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Improve Your Memory by Remembering These Foods

October 21, 2015
Improve your memory

The old adage “you are what you eat” is truer than most people realize. Many of us have varying degrees of awareness as to how certain foods impact our body’s appearance and performance, but have you ever considered how the food on your dinner plate impacts your mental health? Our brains are incredible machines responsible…

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Fall Prevention, Kitchen Safety Go Hand-in-hand

September 24, 2015
Fall Prevention Kitchen Safety

September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month and the perfect time for older adults and caregivers to use CICOA’s Home Assessment Checklist and Home Safety Tips. The kitchen poses many dangers for young and old alike, but older adults who may not see or hear well or can’t move around very easily are especially susceptible to…

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Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

April 15, 2011

We could all use some tips to save a little cash.  It does take a little planning and time to save money on your food budget.  I’ve found this planning makes dinner time more relaxing as well.  Picture yourself getting home from work or other activities and knowing exactly what you are going to fix…

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