Achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging, but is extremely important to ensure good health and an improved quality of life. Armed with the latest nutritional information, Berks Encore knows that older adults can make healthful choices and lifestyle changes to improve their overall health and well-being.
Food safety is very important. In addition to washing your hands and keeping the work surfaces clean, it is also important to verify that your dishes are cooked properly by using an instant-read thermometer. Click here to download a handy guide that provides the safe minimum internal temperature for meats including turkey, beef, chicken and sausage.
Diet-Related Chronic Diseases
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), diet-related chronic diseases are taking a toll on our society. Check out the numbers:
- 37% of the population have cardiovascular disease
- 34% of U.S adults have hypertension (high blood pressure)
- 11% of the population ages 20 years and older have diabetes
- 41% of the population will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime
- One out of every two women and one in four men ages 50 years and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
One in every three U.S. adults is overweight or obese, resulting in many diet-related chronic diseases. The following articles provide insight into ways to improve your eating habits.
- Spring Into Action With Healthful Lifestyle Habits by Meredith Mensinger, RD, LDN – Corporate Dietitian, Redner’s Warehouse Markets
- Artichoke Turkey Pizza
- Cinnamon Apple Slices
- New Wave Chicken Salad
- Sweet and Salty Nuts
- Turkey Vegetable Hash Brown Quiche