Health & Nutrition Resources

Eating With the Seasons

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By Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN As seasons change, your grocery bag should too. Different fruits and vegetables are grown and ripened throughout the year, offering an array of selections from season to season. There are several benefits to consuming produce that has recently been harvested. Just ripened fruits and vegetables are at their peak nutritional… Read more »

Plant-Based Proteins

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By Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN Protein is an important component of our diets as it provides the building blocks for muscle, cartilage, and tissue. It is important to eat enough protein as we age because it helps prevent the loss of lean muscle mass. It is especially vital when recovering from surgery or illness at… Read more »

Summer Safety for Seniors

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Summer is in full swing and while there is much to enjoy about the season, it is important to look out for those around us who are more vulnerable to warmer weather. We can all be affected by heat and humidity, but seniors have particular risks that need to be understood and monitored. Tips for… Read more »

Picnic Safety: Tips for Cooking Outdoors

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN Happy summer! It is officially picnic and barbecue season – the perfect opportunity for outdoor fun with family and friends. To ensure your outdoor event is memorable for all the right reasons, here are some important tips to consider to keep food safe: Keeping Things Clean Washing your hands… Read more »

Understanding Food Labels and Ingredient Lists

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By Nicole Goben, MS, RD, CDN Trying to choose healthy products in the grocery store has turned into tricky business. Food companies may try to market their product to seem healthier than it is, and many consumers are tricked by their tactics. It is important to take a look at the nutrition fact label as… Read more »

June is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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By Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer ’s disease, which is a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Warning signs and symptoms include: • Memory loss • Challenges solving problems • Difficulty completing familiar tasks • Confusion with time and place • Problems… Read more »

Take Your Grocery Shopping Outside at Farmers Markets

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Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN As the warmer months are upon us, we’re often looking for ways to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. One entertaining and healthful way to spend some time in the sunshine is by visiting your local farmers market. Farmers markets are designed for local farmers to sell their products directly to… Read more »

Women’s Health Week

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Every year, Mother’s Day kicks off National Women’s Health Week. The observance is a reminder to women to make their health a priority and take better care of themselves. Women often have a tendency to put others’ needs first, whether that be their spouse, children, aging parents, friends, or coworkers. If you’ve ever flown on… Read more »

Talking Trash

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN Between 30 and 40 percent of food available in the United States goes uneaten – that’s as much as 20 pounds of food per person each month! Financially, this waste is significant as Americans are throwing away approximately 165 billion dollars in food annually, or $370 per person ever… Read more »

April is National Volunteer Month

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By Nicole Goben, MS, RD, CDN Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? It’s a time to honor and thank the people who work selflessly to make our community a better place. The work we do at Meals on Wheels certainly wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers. At Meals on Wheels… Read more »

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