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Healthy Aging | 03/31/20
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics invites the public to focus on informed food choices and developing sound eating habits during National Nutrition Month every March.
During National Nutrition Month, we take the time to explore what a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle truly mean. This goes far beyond fad diets by incorporating healthy eating habits into our normal routine.
The theme for 2020 is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite,” which focuses on the small changes we can make to our diet that can have a positive cumulative effect over time. Every week there’s a focus on a new topic that dives deeper into healthy eating habits. Keep reading to learn all four tips we learned during the 2020 National Nutrition Month.
Eat a Variety of Nutritious Foods Every Day: Eating a wide variety of healthy foods is essential to your body’s function and also helps prevent chronic disease. Eat your share of the five food groups by incorporating fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy into your meals every day.
Plan Your Meals Each Week: It will be easier to stick to a healthy nutrition plan when you map out your meals in advance. Research and write down your meals for the week. This way, when you’re walking through the grocery store, you aren’t tempted to buy something out of convenience or without researching the nutrition value before purchasing. To begin, start with something small like preparing one meal a day or planning your snacks in advance.
Learn Skills to Create Tasty Meals: You give yourself the power to stick to nutritious meals by using healthful ingredients for your meals on hand and preparing your own food. There’s no need to learn the skills of a professional chef, but learning a few key cooking techniques gives you the opportunity to broaden your abilities and make all kinds of meals.
Consult a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN): An RDN is a licensed medical professional that can share personalized nutrition advice for your needs and goals so that they can help you thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.
Health and taste are at the forefront of our dining options at The Moorings at Lewes. Our dining options are those that you would expect to find in a fine dining restaurant, with a variety of choices on the daily menu featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Residents Richard and Jean Woolley share, “The food is very good, and there is a broad selection. Usually there are six or seven entrees from which to choose and some vary each day. The Chart Room is the formal dining venue; the Bistro is for casual food and offers take-out menu items that you can pick up or have delivered to your home.”
We’d love for you to join us for a meal – contact us today with any questions you have and to schedule your personal tour.