For many seniors, appetites can change significantly, due to various factors, including lifestyle changes, effects of illness or medication or lack of mobility to purchase and prepare meals. Regardless, to age well and feel well, it is always important to choose healthful foods and enjoy a variety of nutrients to support energy and wellbeing. There are some areas of nutrition we should pay particular attention to.
A diet high in processed foods, high in salt, low in water or...
Lucinda has been involved in the health and wellness arena for over 10 years. With a background in fitness and now as an accredited Nutritionist, she holds an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine, a Cert IV in Fitness, a Cert IV TAE and a Bachelor of Arts. Lucinda works with Nutrition clients from all backgrounds, is involved in course content writing, menu design, training and assessing and is also a regular contributor to women’s magazines.
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