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Nutrition Education

10 Ways to Add Flavor Without Salt

FRESH HERBSFresh, soft herbs, especially parsley, mint, basil, and coriander, add sensational bursts of flavor when added to meals. DRIED SPICES AND DRIED HERBSWarm spices such as cumin, coriander, and smoked paprika add real savory flavor to sauces, stews, and...

Simple and Healthy Snack Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantine

Staying at home has become a way of life for many of us amid the COVID-19 pandemic, leading us to indulge in endless snacks from the pantry. We are here to help you not fall victim to the so-called “Quarantine 15” and ensure your pants still fit once we are out of the...

How to Follow Food Safety at Home and When Dining Out

Food Safety at Home Wash your hands regularly Use warm water and soap. Scrub for 20 seconds and use a nail brush. Wash all fruits and vegetables Even foods that are pre-washed. Don’t always rely on shelf-life dates Smell and check foods for yourself. When in doubt,...

Tips to Keep Moving and Staying Active at Home

This past year presented new challenges for us all and the one thing we all faced at some point were long periods of boredom and uncertainty of “what’s next”. While we braced ourselves for the uncertainty and change that we were constantly facing, one thing was...

5 Benefits of Exercise for Seniors and Aging Adults

You’ve heard it time and again: physical activity and exercise are good for you, and you should aim to make them part of your routine. There are countless studies that prove the important health benefits associated with exercise, and it becomes more important as we...

Just Enough for You: About Food Portions

8 EFFECTIVE TIPS FOR IMPROVING PORTION CONTROL. 1: Focus on eating whole foods (avoiding pre-packaged food-like substances as much as possible) including protein, healthy fats and vegetables, until you are satiated – that feeling where you are...

Emergency Food

How Much Food Do You Need? Experts recommend having a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water for each person in yourhousehold. Figure about 2000 calories per person per day.You also want to have at least one liter of clean drinking water per person per day....

Give and Take in Holiday Feasting

With the holidays fast approaching, tempting foods start to make their appearance. However, it’s important to be mindful when it comes to eating yummy yet unhealthy foods.According to the American Heart Association, about 18 percent of people say it’s hard for them to...

Simple Food Choices to Make at Home

1. Drink sparkling water instead of soda. You can add fresh fruits like lemon, limes, or strawberries for flavor. You will get the fizz without all the extra calories! 2. Snack on air-popped popcorn instead of chips. You can add a dash of salt and still have...

Healthy Eating

Reduces your Cancer RiskKeeps your HEART HealthyImproves your Blood PressureControls your DiabetesImproves Oral Health Remember to do the following Keep a healthy weight for you:– Limit foods with added sugars and fats that provide a lot of calories but few...

Best Ways to Hydrate

Water – Plain water is the best way to hydrate, no second guessing necessary.Milk – In addition to calcium and vitamin D, milk contains protein to keep you fueled on even the hottest of days, something water can’t do.Fruit-Infused Water – infusing your...

4 Steps to Food Safety at Home

1. CLEAN | Always wash your food, hands, counters, and cooking tools. – Wash hands in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Do this before and after touching food.– Wash your cutting boards, dishes, utensils and counter with hot soapy water. Do this after working...

Ways to Stretch Your Food Dollar

1. Schedule smaller, strategic trips Buying all your groceries in one fell swoop seems efficient, but it’ll cost you. “People have good intentions, but don’t use everything they buy,” says Amanda Li, registered dietitian and founder of nutrition coaching practice...

Eat Better – Move More – For a Healthier You!

Eating Better… Where to begin? Enjoy and savor the taste of new foods – choose something new from the produce section the next time you go shopping Start with adding more color to your plate Fall vegetables are a great place to start – try roasting squash, pumpkin and...

Mindful Eating

If your meal times are often squeezed in between tasks or eaten in front of the TV, you could be missing out on the full enjoyment of your food and end up eating more as a result. By learning to eat mindfully you can begin to really savor and appreciate the joy of...

Importance of Making Wise Food Choices

1. Good Nutrition Improves Well-Being Eating a poor diet reduces physical and mental health because eating healthy allows people to be more active. Feelings of well-being can be protected by ensuring that our diet is full of essential fats, complex carbohydrates,...

Planning Thrifty Meals

Planning Menus: A plan can help you take advantage of sales at your grocery store. You can check your local newspaper for sales that fit your budget. Pay special attention to meat sales because you can plan your sides around them. Also, remember to buy produce that is...

Healthy Food Ideas

Smart Snacking Tips: A healthy snack includes 1 to 2 food groups like fruit and a handful of nuts, whole grain crackers and cheese, or vegetables and hummus. Your snack should be a small portion. You should measure it out on a plate and not eat out of the box or bag....

Food Choices and Your Health

How you feel today, tomorrow and in the future depend on YOU and the food choices you make! Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, along with increased physical activity and adequate hydration. Did you know that making better food choices can also...

Simple Strategies for Cooking for One or Two

Buy frozen vegetables so you can take from the package only what you need. Divide packages of meat into single/smaller serving sizes. (Or just buy one serving at the meat counter) Use non-fat DRY milk for cooking and baking. Buy fresh fruit at different stages of...

Creative Ways to Add More Fiber to Your Meals

Dietary fiber is found in the plants you eat, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It’s sometimes called bulk or roughage.Eating enough fiber regularly can be tricky but fiber can help keep digestion regular, blood sugar levels normal, and can help you stay...

Eat Right when Money’s Tight

Food costs are on the rise. Read on for tips on how to stretch your food dollars by planning ahead, budgeting, making smart food choices, and preparing low-cost recipes DURING Shopping Have something to eat before you go shopping. It’s easier to stick to your shopping...

Portion Distortion

Today’s average portions of food served in restaurants is five times larger than it was 40 years. Eating out in restaurants has taught us to also adopt the supersize portions at home. So how do you go about getting your portions back to a healthy size? One method is...

In Home Services 2020 / 2021 Fiscal Year

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The Clare County Senior Services Department mission is to advocate and promote the well being of all persons age 60 and over by providing and coordinating services that address their individual needs.

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