When you take a trip, does your diet go on vacation, too? Many people use vacations as an excuse to live it up by eating rich foods they don’t normally eat, or eating supersize restaurant portions all day long.
But it is possible to enjoy your vacation and the local food without packing extra pounds for the trip home. The secrets: choose foods wisely, make “moderation” your vacation mantra, and stay as active as possible during your trip.
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The purpose of the OAA Nutrition Program (OAA Section 330) is to:
- Reduce 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…