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Nutrition Month and Importance of a Healthy Diet for Seniors

Posted by Brian Shevel on 19 March 2015

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), March 19, 2015 - Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on Nutrition Month and how important it is for seniors to maintain a balanced diet.

The Dieticians of Canada have declared March as Nutrition Month and are spearheading the campaign to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy diet. The focus is on eating outside the home, as many working Canadians intend to eat healthier, but struggle because much of their time is spent at work, where it takes more effort and preparation to maintain a healthy diet. (Source: "March is Nutrition Month," Nutrition Month web site; http://www.nutritionmonth.ca/, last accessed March 18, 2015.)

"This is such a necessary and relevant campaign," says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region. "The foods that seniors eat have a huge impact on how they are able to function throughout the day, especially as it pertains to their home care."

Fix explains that despite the focus on eating at the workplace, Nutrition Month relates to seniors because some of them are not able to prepare their own meals and others have specialized diets that require very specific consumption guidelines. These seniors depend on caregivers like those at Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region to purchase or prepare meals, so the responsibility lies partly with caregivers to ensure that their seniors are getting meals that they not only enjoy, but also that are healthy and in line with their restrictions.

"The resources and educational training we at Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region provide our caregivers allows them to be knowledgeable and hands-on when it comes to dealing with the conditions of specialized diets and understanding healthy meals," Fix concludes. "We trust all of our caregivers completely and know they are fully capable of assisting in these aspects of home care."

Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region provides home health care across Toronto and is happy to help in spreading the awareness of Nutrition Month. For more information on the importance of diet and other resources for seniors, visit the web site at www.HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com.

Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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