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…
Full details of the American Cancer Society guidelines ranging from whole grains, fats, alcohol, and daily goals for exercise—to the lifestyle changes that may help prevent breast, colon and other specific cancers. Read more from the American Cancer Society
Eating well can lower your chance of developing cancer. In fact, nutrition guidelines for cancer prevention are similar to those for preventing other diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Here are some general guidelines to help reduce your cancer risk with diet: Find more at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition in cancer care embodies prevention of disease, treatment, cure, or supportive palliation. Caution should be exercised when considering alternative or unproven nutritional therapies during all phases of cancer treatment and supportive palliation, as these diets may prove harmful. Patient nutritional status plays an integral role in determining not only risk of developing cancer but also risk of therapy-related toxicity and medical outcomes. Whether the goal of cancer treatment is cure or palliation, early detection of nutritional problems and prompt intervention are essential. Find out more from the National Cancer Institute
Nutrition, exercise and general health is important to maintining a healthy brain and good memory. When people think about staying fit, they generally think from the neck down. But the health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working, playing — and even sleeping. The good news is that emerging evidence suggests there are steps you can take to help keep your brain healthier as you age. These steps might also reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. More
Most people know what to do to eat right and exercise. The main problem is actually doing it. Education and training is provided to be sure you have the right information and tools, but much of the focus will be on figuring out what gets in the way of progress. We will review blocks and barriers to change, consider time-management and establish individualized goals and steps to take to be successful.
Specialties: Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Weight Control, Food Allergies, Eating Disorders, GI Problems, Sports Nutrition, Dysphagia (Swallowing Problems), Vegetarian/Vegan, Healthy Meal Planning, Label Reading, Elderly Nutrition, Others.
There are no foods that cause lupus or that can cure it. Still, good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for the disease. In general, people with lupus should aim for a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It should also include moderate amounts of meats, poultry, and oily fish. If you have lupus, following a varied, healthy diet may help:
Here’s what you need to know about lupus, diet, and nutrition to gain these important benefits.
The California Maternal Data Center (CMDC) is a statewide initiative to generate rapid-cycle performance metrics on maternity care services. The program is designed to facilitate hospital quality improvement activities and service-line management in a way that is low burden, low cost and high value for hospital participants.
Eating Disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males.
Eating Disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder — include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.
What is an eating disorder, and how do you know if you or a loved one needs eating disorder treatment?