Thanksgiving: Food for thought

For many of us, Thanksgiving is about family, friends and food! The traditional centrepiece of this holiday celebration is a fine meal (or two).  At this time of year, when scrumptious foods are in abundance, we can pause and consider the many older Canadians who are at risk of poor nutrition. In fact, poor nutrition among seniors is a serious problem. Approximately one third of Canadians aged 65 or older are at risk, which can cause significant health problems. In addition to the physical, social and financial limitations that can put older adults at risk of poor nutrition, there’s also an overwhelming amount of diet and nutrition advice out there. It’s hard to decipher which food choices are best. Read our featured resources below for more information.

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