Nutrition Newsletter

January 2022 Nutrition Newsletter

Despite what people may believe; dementia is not a normal part of aging. That said, dementia impacts 5.5 million older adults annually, and the CDC estimates that by 2060, 14 million people will be impacted by dementia. So, what do we do about it? The good news is that dementia can be at least partially…

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December 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

This time of year provides us with many opportunities to enjoy special foods and beverages. Perhaps some of these foods are favorites only available during these holidays. Some foods or treats have special memories. This brings us to this month’s positive resolution theme: Life’s too short to completely deprive yourself of these special foods and…

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November 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

Positive Resolutions: Memorable Foods These last two months of the year traditionally involve lots of “food” events, with people gathering for holiday celebrations. Most families have favorite dishes that they prepare for these events. After all, food tends to evoke memories.

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October 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

This months goal: Add a Snack Don’t take this as permission to add just any snack to your diet. Being home more during this past year has given us access to snacks 24/7. Did you increase your snacking because it was there? Or perhaps the anxiety and uncertainty encouraged you to eat? Have you changed…

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September 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

One of the things the pandemic forced many people to do was cook and eat at home. With many restaurants back open, we’re now seeing diners rushing out to eat. This results in record crowds and long wait times. While it’s nice to be able to dine out again, cooking at home can still be…

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August 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

The August topic in our Positive Resolutions for the New Year project is Drink Up. Why? Hydration is vital to good health, especially during hot summer days. The key to good hydration is to choose water, unsweetened iced tea, and fruit smoothies and other beverages without added processed sugars.

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July 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

We’re halfway through 2021! This has been a challenging year for everyone and none of us needs pressure to make major changes to our lives. That’s why, instead of suggesting sweeping resolutions to totally change your lifestyle, earlier this year we offered the idea of Positive Resolutions for the New Year.

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June 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

It’s June and we’re six months into our Positive Resolution project. This month’s resolution topic focuses on plant proteins and encourages everyone to eat a plant! This topic continues the themes from the past three months which were whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Adding plant proteins easily builds upon these earlier achievements.

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May 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

Our May goal for the Positive Resolution Project is to add more vegetables to your eating pattern! This is the fifth month of adding a positive achievement each month to those already accomplished in earlier months this year. The goal is to have twelve new habits and a healthier lifestyle at the end of the…

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March 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

We’re moving into the third month of our Positive Resolutions for 2021 project. With this project, the goal is to achieve one new, positive goal each month this year, adding each new goal onto the goals from past months. This month, we’ll move into a specific nutrition topic: Get Some Whole Grains.  

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