Healthy Helpings

March is National Nutrition Month, which is a perfect time to think about your loved one and your own nutrition and eating habits. Whether your loved one has a health condition which requires them to follow a specific diet or not, it is good to understand and follow a healthy guideline. The National Institute on Aging shared these helpful tips to get people of any age started:

 Eat many different colors and types of vegetables and fruits.
 Make sure at least half of your grains are whole grains.
 Eat only small amounts of solid fats and foods with added sugars. Limit saturated fat (found mostly in foods that come from animals).
 Eat “good” (poly- and monounsaturated) fats, like those found in seeds, nuts, avocados, and fatty fish like salmon. Any fats added in cooking should come from olive, canola, corn, or vegetable oil.
 Eat seafood twice a week. Small fish, like sardines or trout, or farm-raised fish (check the label) contain less mercury than large fish, like tuna. Mercury can be harmful.
You can also visit our page, Meals and Nutrition Programs, here on Caregiving MetroWest to learn more about meals offered in your community or receiving a nutrition for education or counseling.