Each of these nutrition education files focuses on a specific food. The information includes easy recipes to help you learn how to work new foods into your meals!
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01-21 Brown Rice
You Are What You Eat, So Eat for Good Health
As you get older, the old adage holds true. What you eat impacts your health, which affects your life each and every day. Among other benefits, healthy eating contributes to:
Better brain health
For many people, the phrase “healthy eating” creates questions. But don’t worry if you haven’t paid much attention to what you ate in the past, it’s never too late to start. With help from the ADRC Nutrition program, you’ll learn simple steps to help you eat better to feel better.
A few adjustments to your grocery list-without blowing your budget- can help you eat better and avoid common problems associated with getting older.
You also have many opportunities to experience how to eat for good health through the ADRC Nutrition program. Options include:
Free Nutrition Education: Our Beneficial Bites programs include easy recipes, cooking demonstrations and taste-testing. Have fun while you learn how to work new foods into your meals!
Individualized nutrition counseling with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Get expert advice and education on how you can improve your health and manage your chronic disease through food and eating behavior. Available for a suggested donation.
A limited number of Commodity Supplemental Food Program boxes are available to Barron County residents ages 60+ who meet income guidelines. Boxes of food containing cereal, juice, milk, canned fruits & vegetables, meat, pasta/rice, and cheese are distributed monthly.
Liquid Nutritional Supplements can be purchased by the case at the Rusk County ADRC office. Call (715) 532-2176 for more information.
Watch this video to learn more as Darby Smith, RDN, Barron County's Nutrition and Transportation Program Manager visits and program host James Wyngaard discuss Barron County's Senior Nutrition and Transportation programs. Please note: the Dining at Five dates mentioned have changed starting in June, 2023. The Cameron and Chetek Dining at 5 dinners will move to the 3rd Thursday of every month and the Rice Lake Dining at 5 dinner will move to the 2nd Thursday of every month.