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Seniors, make March the month to start eating right!

March 4th, 2014 No Comments

March is National Nutrition Month

Who doesn’t want to live longer, become stronger, and feel better? With healthy eating, it’s possible! This month, Visiting Angels is recognizing National Nutrition Month. Older people will especially benefit from eating well. For 5 nutrition tips for seniors and much more, read our Nutrition page.

What have you eaten today? March is National Nutrition Month, so make your meals count!

March 5th, 2013 No Comments

March has arrived…and that means it’s once again National Nutrition Month! Family caregivers involved in NJ elder care—it’s critical your older parent or loved one eats nutritionally. Their health depends on it! Read our March Community Resource Bulletin to learn what nutrients are essential for seniors, as well as helpful nutrition tips.

Nutritional shakes: are they OK for your older loved one?

March 14th, 2012 No Comments

Is your mom or dad losing weight? Weight loss can be common in seniors (a leading sign of frailty), but is not considered a normal part of aging. Sometimes, caregivers may think that giving their loved one a nutritional shake such as Boost or Ensure will take the place of a nutritious meal. While the drinks may be good as snacks or used in conjunction to the regular meal (check with their doctor to confirm there aren’t special considerations), it’s always best to have the elder eat a nutritious meal.

Other tips on nutrition for seniors who are experiencing weight loss:

  • A low-fat, low-calorie diet isn’t necessary (unless directed by a doctor)
  • Encourage the elder to eat smaller meals more frequently, even before bed
  • Encourage them to eat what they like
  • Check with the doctor for reasons which may be causing the weight loss: thyroid disease, depression, ulcers, dementia, or denture problems

To read more, visit the AgingCare.com article at http://bit.ly/m35Qp5.

The importance of eating better as we age

March 16th, 2011 No Comments

All month long we’re bringing National Nutrition Month to the foreground. Jeffrey Johnson, co-founder of Visiting Angels, has written a timely article about the importance of eating right as we age. Go to http://bit.ly/WDXRs4 to read how our metabolism starts to slow, how our digestive system, appetite, and emotional health starts to change. He also offers dietary guidelines and tips to get the most out of the food we eat.

 

Nutrition for Seniors: Informational Videos

March 9th, 2011 No Comments

This month we’re spreading the word about National Nutrition Month!

Nutrition is important for everyone, but seniors have special nutritional needs in order to stay energetic, strong, and sharp. We’ve found these terrific educational videos on the Johnson & Johnson Health Channel on YouTube featuring dietitian Elisa Zeid, MS, RD. Check them out!


Source: Johnson & Johnson YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/JNJhealth.

March is National Nutrition Month: Special Needs for Seniors

March 2nd, 2011 No Comments

March is National Nutrition Month. Click our Community Resource Bulletin page to read more on this important topic.