Recipes for Senior Nutrition Articles

  • 10 Tips for a Healthy Diet After Age 50

    A registered dietitian explains what nutrients are most important for older adults and how you and your loved one can work on adopting healthier eating habits together.

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  • How to Make a Healthy Version of a Shamrock Shake

    Ensuring seniors get the nutrients they need can be very difficult. See if you can tempt your loved one with this healthy take on McDonald's classic minty treat.

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  • Summer Foods with Surprising Health Benefits

    Many popular warm-weather foods are nutritionally dense, offering the added bonus of helping a senior get the vitamins and nutrients they need to remain healthy.

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  • Tips for Choosing and Using Food and Beverage Thickeners

    When a loved one is having trouble swallowing, doctors often recommend thickening their meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration of particles into the lungs. Use these tips to encourage them to eat and learn how to pick the right thickening agent.

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  • How to Make Healthy Meals When You Have No Time to Cook

    Between working full time, taking care of your family, looking after an older adult, and other day to day activities, putting a healthy meal on your dinner table might be the last thing on your mind.

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  • 5 Fabulous Sandwich Recipes to Honor the Sandwich Generation

    Try these delicious recipes to celebrate the men and women who pull double-duty, attending to the needs of aging parents while raising their own children and oftentimes juggling a career.

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  • 5 High-Calorie Foods Your Elder Will Enjoy

    Age-related changes in appetite and food preferences can be tricky. Try these tasty tips to help your loved one maintain a healthy weight and get the vital nutrients they need.

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  • How Old is Your Heart?

    Cholesterol, blood pressure, family history--top cardiac experts disagree which measurements of heart health are most important. Discover the other factor that doctors often overlook.

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  • Social Media Provides Caregivers a Cyber Shoulder to Lean On

    Social media websites and online forums can be great resources for caregivers--helping them cope with stress, giving them community and companionship, and providing them with information so they can take better care of their elderly loved ones.

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  • What to Serve Seniors at a Cookout

    Culinary and elder care experts share their suggestions for lean, easy-to-eat dishes that are perfect for serving up at a summer barbecue.

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