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The physical limitations of aging often make shopping, cooking and dining a challenge for many seniors who want to stay healthy.

Cooking Under Pressure

The Home Instead Senior Care® network is arming seniors and family caregivers with nutrition resources for healthy aging.

Pay close attention to warning signs that your senior loved one is not getting proper nutrition.

10 Warning Signs of Poor Senior Nutrition

So how do you know if your senior's diet fits the bill? These 10 warning signs are red flags that may signal a potential problem.

Home Instead Senior Care® research reveals that caring for an older person who has three or more nutritional risk factors is tied to increased stress levels.

Feeling the Heat: Caregivers Under Pressure℠

Family caregivers are feeling the heat in the kitchen in more ways than one. Home Instead Senior Care® research reveals that caring for an older person who has three or more nutritional risk factors is tied to increased stress levels.

Review store ads, clip coupons and organize them at home. You'll save money, time and hassle at the checkout stand.

Getting Organized

Before seniors and their family caregivers think about the types of healthy meals they need to prepare, they must first overcome the obstacles of shopping. Here are some tips to help make a caregiver's next trip to the grocery store a successful one.

A great source of soluble fiber, oatmeal has been shown to help lower blood cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Being Prepared

They may seem like common staples for any healthy diet, but the following 12 foods hold special nutritional value for seniors. These items are also versatile enough to be used in a variety of recipes.

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Making Food Interesting—Recipes

Variety is truly the spice of life. To keep their daily menus interesting, and healthy, seniors will want to mix up their food choices—particularly within each food group—every day. Check out these delectable and nutritious recipes from the Duke Diet and Fitness Center made with the 12 Staples that Seniors Shouldn't Live Without.

Make eating a happy event!

Making Cooking and Eating Fun

Even with the best of intentions and planning, seniors who are without companionship and assistance at home may jeopardize their own good health or recovery from an illness or surgery.

Sorting through the surprisingly complex world of senior care can be overwhelming, but there is help available.

Getting Help

Home Instead Senior Care's Cooking Under Pressuresm public education campaign was created to provide families with the resources they need to help older loved ones with the planning and preparation of nutritious meals.

Find more resources on senior-care issues here.

Additional Resources

The internet is often a good place to begin looking for help with senior-care issues. Here are a few resources you may find useful.

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  • Healthy aging is a goal we all share and good nutrition is the first line of defense for older adults who are striving to maintain their independence as they age. Now the Home Instead Senior Care® Network is arming seniors and family caregivers with nutrition resources for healthy aging.

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