Health & Nutrition Resources

MAY IS NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS & PREVENTION MONTH

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Did you know that one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis? Bone is living tissue, and is in a constant cycle of formation and breakdown. Through our teens and mid-20s, bone mass continues to increase until we reach peak… Read more »

OLDER AMERICANS MONTH – BLAZE A (HEALTHY) TRAIL!

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May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month, acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. The theme of Older Americans Month 2016 is “Blaze a Trail.” Emphasizing the ways older adults are reinventing themselves… Read more »

MEALS ON WHEELS VS. MYPLATE

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Anyone who prepares meals for others knows how hard meal planning can be. People often wonder how we determine the meal plans for our homebound clients. Under guidelines from the Older Americans Act, Meals on Wheels must provide at least two-thirds of their daily nutrition needs via both the hot and cold meals. This means… Read more »

IT’S NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH!

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Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN   April is the time to celebrate those who dedicate their time to be leaders in our community as we recognize National Volunteer Appreciation Month. Without volunteers, communities across that nation would not be able to strengthen and progress.   Volunteering can offer several health and personal benefits including: •Help you… Read more »

BUILD A BETTER BREAKFAST

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Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN You’ve probably heard before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. Studies have shown a link between eating breakfast and increased physical activity during the day, better concentration and memory levels, and a decreased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Breakfast is also… Read more »

MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH

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Sleep rejuvenates and repairs our bodies and our minds. However, it can be a huge source of stress and frustration when we aren’t able to sleep well or long enough. But what is truly enough? Everyone is very different and can function well on varying amounts of sleep. However, there are recommended ranges for optimal… Read more »

SAVOR THE FLAVOR OF EATING RIGHT

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Dawna Bennett, MS, RD National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored every March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The National Nutrition Month campaign for 2016 urges everyone to “Savor the… Read more »

MEALS ON WHEELS REGISTERED DIETITIANS

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Nicole Goben, MS, RD, CDN As an added benefit to the nutrition and daily check-in that Meals on Wheels for WNY provides, our clients also have access to registered dietitians. As clients age, they may have new or existing nutrition problems that require management. Often they aren’t able to access a nutrition professional within their… Read more »

FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH MONTH

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Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN   More than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure (hypertension), the leading cause of stroke and heart disease when uncontrolled, according to the CDC. High blood pressure may not present symptoms, so it’s important to have regular checkups with your doctor.   Tips for taking care of your heart Monitor… Read more »

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: TIPS FOR REACHING YOUR GOAL WEIGHT

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by Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN Every year approximately half of all Americans make New Year’s Resolutions. For some this can mean traveling more, for others it can mean getting more sleep, but one of the most common resolutions is to lose excess weight. Being at a healthy weight is important for reducing the risk of… Read more »

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