Elderly Nutrition Program

The purpose oSenior men drinking tea togetherf the OAA Nutrition Program (OAA Section 330) is to:

  • Friends Having Lunch Together At A RestaurantReduce hunger and food insecurity
  • Promote socialization of older individuals
  • Promote the health and well-being of older individuals and delay adverse health conditions through access to nutrition and other disease prevention and health promotion services.

Congregate Nutrition Services, established in 1972 and Home-Delivered Nutrition Services, established in 1978, provide meals and related nutrition services to older individuals in a variety of settings including congregate facilities such as senior centers; or by home-delivery to older individuals who are homebound due to illness, disability, or geographic isolation. Services are targeted to those in greatest social and economic need with particular attention to low income individuals, minority individuals, those in rural communities, those with limited English proficiency and those at risk of institutional care. Nutrition Services Programs help older individuals to remain independent and in their communities.  Find out more…

MyFitnessPal.com

Losing weight isn’t easy – we know. But with a membership to MyFitnessPal.com, you’ll get the tools you need to successfully take weight off – and keep it off. And best of all, everything on our site is 100% FREE. So put away your credit card – you’ll never have to pay a cent.

At MyFitnessPal.com, we focus on making sure you can log your meals as quickly and easily as possible. Because the easier we make it for you, the more likely you are to stay on track, and the more likely you are to succeed in your weight loss goals.

Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

file9971339962220Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes GERD signs and symptoms.

Lifestyle changes may help reduce the frequency of heartburn. Consider trying to:  See more

Meal Planning for Various Cultures

 

Asian meal planning

Oldways’ Asian Diet Pyramid was developed in 1995 in conjunction with the Cornell-China-Oxford Project on Nutrition, Health and Environment, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Mexican/Hispanic Meal Planning

The Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series provides consumers and professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format. These are perfect for posting on a refrigerator.

These tips and ideas are a starting point. You will find a wealth of suggestions here that can help you get started toward a healthy diet. Choose a change that you can make today, and move toward a healthier you. These tips are also available in Spanish.

Meal Planning Tools for Southern Traditional and Mexican-American Patients

Sample Diabetic Meal Plans:  1400 Calorie & 1800 Calorie
 

 

 

 

 

ChooseMyPlate.gov

Meal Planning wtih ChooseMyPlate.gov

The Supertracker feature is a great weight loss tool.  You set up a profile and establish goals.  There are tools to look up nutrition info on the foods you eat, create a food diary and exercise log, and track weight loss.  There is also a report function for monitoring trends and progress to keep people motivated to achieve their goals.  Best of all, it’s free!

The site also has great information for healthcare professionals.  The education materials, nutrition tips, are easy to read and copy well.

Mona Lisa Franco, RD

Portion Distortion

Do You Know How Food Portions Have Changed in 20 Years?

 

Anyone eating on the run or at restaurants has probably noticed that food portions have gotten larger. Some portions are called “super size,” while others have simply grown in size and provide enough food for at least two people. With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight.

 

To see if you know how today’s portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago, quiz yourself on Portion Distortion I (2003) and Portion Distortion II (2004). You will also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today’s portions.

Grocery Shopping Videos & Cards

Aisle By Aisle

Videos Help Grocery Shoppers Buy Healthier Foods.

Take a trip through the grocery store to learn a few tips about making healthier food and drink choices. Follow these tips to decrease your risk for obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

 

Each video is approximately two minutes in length and covers how to shop, read nutrition labels and decipher ingredients lists. The videos provide a range of choices to help consumers feel confident when buying and eating healthier food items. The videos help shoppers take steps to reach the goal of cooking and eating more meals at home, an important strategy for managing weight and controlling sodium, fat and sugar.

 

Print and take these pocket-sized shopping tips with you to the grocery store.

Health Tips for Eating Out

Tips for Making Healthier Fast Food Choices

Fast food is cheap, convenient, filling, and to many of us it tastes good.  If you are eating out, a fast food restaurant is often the cheapest option, but unfortunately not a healthy one.  Eating just one fast food meal can pack enough calories, sodium and fat for an entire day or more. Eating fast food on a regular basis can lead to a host of different health problems, both physical and psychological.

 

 

Tips to Lower Salt Intake When Dining Out

Eating less salt can substantially reduce the risk of health problems associated with high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke — a cause of death for more than 2 out of every 3 people with diabetes.

 

 

 

Smart Nutrition for Wrestling & Gymnastics

Wrestling Nutrition and Weight Control

The key to developing wrestling potential are a healthy, balanced diet, acquiring the needed wrestling skills, proper conditioning and getting adequate rest. By following sound advice about wrestling nutrition and weight control, wrestlers can improve their performance on the mat and in the classroom.

Weight Management, Nutrition & Energy Needs for Gymnastics

Gymnastics includes seven disciplines and each has its own challenges and problems with weight management. Some athletes require building of body mass, muscle and power, while others need strength and flexibility on a small frame.