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Live Healthy Georgia tip sheet Word|PDF
Foods and Dietary Supplements for Healthy Aging
Practical advice for deciding what foods to eat, and what dietary supplements to take, to live a healthy and long life.
Water and Health
Practical Tips and Tools
BMI (Body-Mass Index) Calculator
A quick way to measure overweight and obesity.

Easy-to-Chew Mechanically Altered Foods
Practical tips and suggestions for healthy foods to eat when chewing and swallowing are difficult.

High- and Low-Calorie Food Choices
A quick and easy guide to making healthy food choices while managing your weight.

MyPyramid

Nutritional Health Checklist
Use this checklist to find out if you or someone you know is at nutritional risk. Click the links below if you find any nutrition concerns.
  1. I have an illness or condition that made me change the kind and/or amount of food I eat. [Word|PDF]
  2. I eat fewer than two meals per day. [Word|PDF]
  3. I eat few fruits, vegetables or milk products. [Word|PDF]
  4. I have three or more drinks of beer, liquor or wine almost every day. [Word|PDF]
  5. I have tooth or mouth problems that make it hard for me to eat. [Word|PDF]
  6. I don't always have enough money to buy the food I need. [Word|PDF]
  7. I eat alone most of the time.[Word|PDF]
  8. I take three or more different prescribed or over-the-counter drugs a day. [Word|PDF]
  9. Without wanting to, I have lost or gained 10 pounds in the last six months. [Word|PDF]
  10. I am not always physically able to shop, cook and/or feed myself. [Word|PDF]
  11. Body Weight in Older Adults [PDF]
Online Resources

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines provide information and advice for choosing a nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight, achieving adequate exercise, and avoiding food-borne illness. (Dowload the full document.)

www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov
This website contains valuable information for the consumer and health professional, as well as a section for state fruit and vegetable coordinators. It includes a calculator to find out how many fruits and vegetables you need each day, tips on how to include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet , recipes, and more.

Building a Better Diet
An article on the Mayo Clinic website outlining basic healthy eating principles made easy.

Eating Right for Older Adults
This worksheet from the American Dietetic Association contains healthy guidelines for older adults.

Find a Nutrition Professional
Search for a Registered Dietitian by zip code, location, or service.

 

Malnutrition and Seniors
An article put out by the Mayo Clinic discussing malnutrition from the caregivers point of view.

Picture This: Taste AND Nutrition!
Rather than "reading" about nutrition this month, how about CLICKING on pictures. Each picture links to a good-tasting, good-for-you recipe. They're easy-to-make, too!

Senior Health: How to detect and prevent malnutrition

Information from the Mayo Clinic on common causes of malnutrition in the elderly, how to spot it, and what to do about it.