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Healthy Aging | 03/27/20
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights National Nutrition Month every March to focus on informed food choices and developing sound eating habits.
The 2020 theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite.” This highlights the small changes we can make to our routine and diet that lead to a positive cumulative effects over time. Each week focuses on a healthy eating habit that we can start adopting now to lead to a healthy lifestyle and nutritious diet plan.
Keep reading to learn the tips we found useful 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 fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy every day.
Plan Your Meals Each Week: When you go to the grocery store, do you tend to wander and grab food out of convenience? When this happens, we usually don’t consider the nutritional value of the things we add to our cart. By planning nutritious meals in advance, you know exactly what to add to your list with healthful recipes and foods in mind.
Learn Skills to Create Tasty Meals: Taking a cooking class isn’t necessarily your only option when it comes to expanding your cooking abilities, although it would be an exciting experience if you’re able to go. Start by going to the library for cooking books or doing online research and finding a few key cooking techniques that can help you create a variety of meals. By preparing your own meals, you’re giving yourself the power to include healthful ingredients and understand exactly what is going into every dish you make.
Consult a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN): Ask your healthcare provider for a referral to an RDN. RDNs are licensed medical professionals offering personalized nutrition advice that suits your lifestyle and needs. In these discussions, you’ll discover how to thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.
At Stonebridge at Montgomery, eating a meal isn’t just something you do. It’s an experience. We offer dining options that rival or surpass any other community with a varied menu always focused on the exceptional flavors you crave and the nutrients you want for a healthy diet.
We even go above and beyond to ensure your dietary needs are met, whether it be gluten-free, low sodium or anything else. Weekly menus are distributed in advance, so those with dietary concerns or a nutrition plan in place are able to pick and choose the selections they would like and make note of necessary modifications. The chefs make sure to know what special orders are ahead of time, so we’re able to serve you properly with no interruptions in your dining experience.
We invite you to join us for a meal. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your personal tour.