Health & Nutrition Resources

Malnutrition Awareness Week

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By Kate Kane, RDN, CDN  Incorporating good nutrition into one’s daily routine plays an important role in the healthy aging process. Well-balanced nutrition can positively impact healing outcomes, prevent infections, and help maintain physical strength and independence. When an older adult is battling chronic health conditions, they are at an even greater risk for malnutrition,… Read more »

Getting Better Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is critically important in maintaining physical and mental well-being. During times of sleep the body undergoes many key processes. The brain uses the time to create new neural pathways, which is why missing a night’s sleep can wreak havoc on your ability to process new data and deal with emotional… Read more »

Fitting in Fiber

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By Jennifer Klein, RD, CDN As you may have heard, fiber is important for our digestive health, but it also provides many other benefits for our bodies. Adequate fiber intake can prevent diseases such as cancer, high cholesterol, and diabetes, while also regulating bowel movements and helping to maintain a healthy weight. Older adults require… Read more »

The Benefits of Tea

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Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN Winter can get pretty chilly here in Western New York and one great way to keep warm is by making yourself a cup of hot tea. In addition to being a soothing beverage, regular tea consumption may help have some health benefits as well. Tea contains polyphenols, a type of antioxidant which… Read more »

Happy and Healthy Holidays

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By Jennifer Klein, RD, CDN It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go! As the holidays are quickly approaching, it’s important to remember to keep yourself healthy through all the hustle and bustle. Here are four suggestions for maintaining healthy weight and being safe this holiday season: Even though it’s a special… Read more »

Haunted or Healthy

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By Maria-Elena Damasiewicz Halloween can be a scary time for many of our diets! Here are some tips to practice during this spooky season: Practice moderation. Those “fun-sized” candy bars aren’t so fun if eaten in large portions. Each one can contain anywhere between 60-80 calories per bar, and can contribute to weight gain if… Read more »

Facts about Iron

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Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN What is iron? Iron is an essential mineral, meaning that the body does not create it on its own. Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body, including your muscles. Iron also contributes to healthy… Read more »

Protein: Where is it found and how much should I eat?

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By Nicole Goben MS, RD, CDN Protein is a staple of a healthy diet. People of all ages require protein but it is especially important for older adults to eat enough protein to maintain strong healthy bodies and prevent muscle loss. Why is protein important? Protein is needed to maintain muscle mass, fight infection and… Read more »

Tips and Tricks to Finding the “Ripe” Produce

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Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN Have you ever bit into a peach only to find that it wasn’t as soft and juicy as you hoped it to be? Or perhaps you experienced a “chalky taste” when you crunched on some corn on the cob? While summer offers us an abundant array of seasonable fruits and vegetables,… Read more »

National Women’s Health Week

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By Nicole Goben MS, RD, CDN Not only is Mother’s Day a time to appreciate and honor your mother but it’s also the start of National Women’s Health Week! In this day and age women and mothers tend to be spread thin; between work and parenting, their own health concerns tend to drop off the… Read more »

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