Healthy eating is on the menu at Boonah information session

    Seniors can discover the benefits of healthy and nutritious food choices at a free information session being held online on 25 September.

    Jahmilla De Alwis, from Boonah Dietitian, will be leading the information session.

    “As we get older our bodies go through changes, and we need to fuel these changes. Lifestyles and appetites can also change, which can affect what we choose to eat,” Ms De Alwis said.

    “When someone’s body is lacking or exceeding in important nutrients, it can influence our function and health, and increase risk for diseases.”

    Topics covered by the information session will include: the foods that our bodies need as we age, cooking nutritious meals, healthy eating on a budget, label reading, selecting fresh food and others.

    “Healthier age-specific food and drink options can provide the essentials that contribute to better health outcomes, can manage some chronic illnesses and also encourage a better quality of life in old age,” Ms De Alwis said.

    The information session will share tips to give people more knowledge about what they buy, and give them the confidence to enjoy cooking (and eating) tasty and nutritious meals.

    “From including protein to boost muscle and bone health, to avoiding salt to reduce the risk of strokes, and adding fibre from wholegrains and cereals to keep us regular, there will be plenty of suggestions for eating well in older age,” Ms De Alwis said.

    “Whether you want to improve your diet, learn more about food preparation or discover how to cook delicious and nutritious meals, the 60 minute session will give you a wealth of ideas to take back to the kitchen.”

    Part of an ongoing online webinar series for seniors, held on the last Friday of every month, the healthy eating online event takes place on Friday 25 September from 10am to 11am.

    RSVP by visiting cofc.com.au/webinar