Healthy eating for seniors focus of free presentation

Even minor changes in eating habits can help with healthier living.

“As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being,” according to Karen Ring, director of the Healthy Living Program at Pima Council on Aging in Tucson.

“Even making slight changes in eating routines can help you live longer and better. Generally, one can support their physical health by staying active, eating healthy, sleeping well, and going to the doctor regularly,” Ring said.

“Eating habits change throughout the life span,” Ring added. To help provide updated information and resources for older adults, PCOA decided to host an interactive discussion led by nutrition and medical professionals during a free presentation on Monday, Oct. 30. Learn the impact that the foods and drinks a person chooses each day can help meet daily nutrient needs, reduce the risk of chronic health conditions and maintain a healthy body weight.

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Among the nutrition and medical professionals at the presentation will be: Dr. Timothy Domer, a specialist in geriatrics and palliative medicine; Jamie Lee Elliott, an assistant professor of practice at the UA school of nutritional sciences and wellness, who specializes in food service management; and Jil Albrecht, a doctoral student in the UA’s nutritional sciences & wellness program. Registration is requested. Seating is limited.

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