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Caregivers Burbank CA: March is National Nutrition Month!

If only every month was nutrition month!  We know more these days about good nutrition than ever before, yet so many Americans are still caught up in diet fads, the junk food craze, fast food addictions, over-eating and so many other unhealthy eating habits.  The old saying, “you are what you eat” has always been true!Caregivers Burbank CA

Home care providers take on the responsibility of planning and preparing meals for their elderly loved ones.  They are always wary to make sure healthy meals are being served. Sometimes a loved one must follow a special dietary plan which is also taken into consideration.

How to pay more attention to nutrition?

  • Try new healthy foods; increase your eating repertoire
  • Try to eat from each food group every day, according to the food guide
  • Count up how many milligrams of vitamin C you consume in a day.  Does it meet the recommended guidelines?
  • Most people need to eat more leafy green vegetables.  Try to incorporate a big green salad every day this month.
  • See how many different colors you can eat: orange, red, yellow and green – all the colors of the rainbow.  Each color is known to have its own beneficial nutrients. Orange and yellow contain vitamin A and beta-carotene which are good for the eyes.
  • Try to buy and eat for nutrition more than for taste.  You may soon find nutritious foods taste better than you imagined!
  • The sooner a person starts eating right, the sooner they will enjoy the accompanying health benefits.

The theme for National Nutrition month for this year is, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Some of the factors that affect the types of food people buy are culture, emotional state, health, financial conditions etc.  The experts like to encourage making food choices based on information and education.  Once we know how to read food labels and get in the habit of doing so, we can make better choices in what we buy and eat.

Good habits of regular physical activity are also part of the pitch for better nutrition this year.  More information about nutrition and how to participate in nutrition month can be found at  This site offers some of the most credible information about nutrition that is based on scientific and research findings.

Registered dietitian nutritionist day falls on Wednesday, March 12th.  RDNs are committed to helping people lead healthier lives by recognizing and encouraging good nutrition habits. This day celebrates the contributions they make to help people know how to plan healthy food choices.

Since elderly people generally don’t consume as many calories as they used to, it’s as important as ever for them to eat foods that pack a hefty nutritional punch.

If you have any follow-up questions, please contact us (310) 400-6869…we are always here to assist;You are Important to Us!

As a Registered Nurse and primary owner of Caregiving for You, Alicia Aguirre brings over 30 years of hands-on experience as a healthcare practitioner. She began her career in 1980 as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), helping patients in a large convalescent home. In 1984 she transferred to another convalescent care center, added advanced training to her repertoire, and became an Administrator and Activity Director. Alicia worked continuously while raising her daughters, and in 2004 she earned her R.N. licensure. She wanted to make a genuine contribution in her field and to the community with her years of expertise. In 2005 she opened Caregivers U.S.A., Inc. with her daughter, Claudia. Finally, in 2009, Alicia opened Coastal House Residential Care Facility (RCF) in Santa Monica. Alicia is our head Case Manager, meeting with and assessing every client’s needs. She formulates a customized, individualized care plan and matches the appropriate caregiver with each client. During her time off, she enjoys walks at the beach with her husband of 40 years, daughters, and nephew. Alicia’s dream of having her daughters, Claudia and Eva, join her in the medical field has come true. They are carrying on Alicia’s legacy and maintaining her dream of genuinely helping others. Google