A full mouth is a quiet mouth was my mom’s nutrition philosophy in a nutshell. To be fair, she didn’t have a big budget, the Internet, or Rachel Ray’s 30-minute meals. Mom’s recipes came from her mom and were pretty much Southern comfort foods—pan-fried, deep-fried, and batter-fried.
Studies now show that whether you will be overweight is likely determined during your first year when your eating habits are developed. As a parent, starting your kids with healthy eating habits makes them less likely to become overweight. And, it’s never too late to change unhealthy eating habits!
Seniors often have the opposite problems with nutrition—not getting enough to eat. And what they do eat is not healthy for them. It’s much harder to cook for one than to cook for a family, not to mention eating alone isn’t nearly as social.
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For more information on nutrition contact the following organizations:
Weight Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, HHS
Internet address: http://win.niddk.nih.gov
Food and Nutrition Information Center, USDA
Internet address: http://www.nutrition.gov
The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Internet address: http://www.fitness.gov
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health, HHS
Internet address: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS
Internet address: http://www.fda.gov
American Society of Bariatric Physicians
Internet address: http://www.asbp.org/siterun_data/
International Food Information Council
Internet address: http://www.ific.org