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National Nutrition Month

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015

fresh fruitEach March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds people to return to the basics of healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. Every year there is a new theme but the message never changes. The theme this year is ”Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” which encourages us to focus on eating fewer calories, make informed food choices and get daily exercise in order to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote our overall health.


Here are the basics to follow:

1. Eat a healthy breakfast everydayvictoria and Kathy
2. Increase your fruit and vegetable intake
3. Choose whole grains
4. Switch to fat-free or low-fat dairy products
5. Cut back on sodium and empty calories from fat and added sugars
6. Get into a regular physical routine
7. Read food labels and watch your portion sizes

Cathy Boland, CDM
Director of Nutrition at PPh

What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

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– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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