During National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each March, the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and Tel Hai Retirement Community encourages everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” by making small, healthy shifts in food choices when cooking at home.
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend making small changes to eating patterns to include healthier ingredients while cooking at home. Choosing a variety of healthful foods across and within all food groups helps reduce the risk of preventable, lifestyle-related chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Making dietary and lifestyle changes can help prevent diseases before they occur. During National Nutrition Month and beyond try to make small, healthier food choices – one forkful at a time.
Here are some suggestions, try to eat more of these foods:
- Vegetables, including dark green, red and orange, beans, peas and others
- Fruits, especially whole fruits
- Whole grains
- Fat-free or low-fat dairy including milk, yogurt, cheese and fortified soy beverages
- Protein foods including seafood, lean meats, poultry, nuts, soy products, beans and peas
- Oils including canola, corn, olive, peanut, sunflower and soy
To find a personalized plan that works best, consult with a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.
Tel Hai is located 3 short miles east of Route 10 off Beaver Dam Road. Follow Beaver Dam Road to the campus of Tel Hai, then turn onto Tel Hai Circle. Tel Hai Retirement Community, an accredited nonprofit Life Plan Community, has provided compassionate care since 1956. For more information or directions, please visit www.telhai.org.
Founded in 1956, Tel Hai Retirement Community is a non-profit, 501(c)3 Life Plan Community (formerly a continuing care retirement community) located in the rolling countryside of Chester County in Honey Brook Township. Tel Hai offers the full-continuum of aging services including residential living, personal care, personal care memory support, health care, adult day services, home care services and therapy services. Tel Hai is motivated by Christ’s love for all, and our covenant is to provide a vibrant caring community that enhances the lives of those served, including more than 850 residents and 500 team members. Tel Hai is nationally accredited by the independent Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities-Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC.)