Food & Fitness After 50: Can we Sustain Cooking at Home after the Pandemic?

They say that with age comes wisdom. It seems that wisdom extends to the eating habits of those of us over 50. Ninety-five percent of adults over the age of 50 agree that fruits and vegetables have many health benefits and 89% say they enjoy eating them. Older adults are also more likely to recognizeContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Can we Sustain Cooking at Home after the Pandemic?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Beware of Online Advice to Take Vitamin D or Zinc to Prevent COVID-19

Dietary supplements can help fill nutrient gaps or be used to treat deficiencies but lately I’ve seen lots of headlines implying supplements of vitamin D and zinc can make you immune to COVID-19. In a word? NO. To top it off, many well-meaning people are touting these nutrients on their social media feeds with messagesContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Beware of Online Advice to Take Vitamin D or Zinc to Prevent COVID-19”

Food & Fitness After 50: Learning New Baking Skills

During my teenage years I loved to bake. I made cake doughnuts (chocolate-frosted were my sibling’s favorite), pies, cakes, and cookies. I rarely bake today, much to my husband’s dismay. One thing I never baked was bread, except for low-protein bread for my dad to help manage his kidney disease. So, during this pandemic whenContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Learning New Baking Skills”

Food & Fitness After 50: What Does Disruption in the Food Supply Chain Mean for You?

Most of us have changed our grocery shopping and eating habits while stay-at-home orders have taken effect. We’re not eating out as often and cooking at home is taking hold. Even as states reopen for business, we will feel the lasting effects of COVID-19 on our shopping and eating habits. But we all need toContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: What Does Disruption in the Food Supply Chain Mean for You?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Has COVID-19 Changed Your Shopping and Cooking Habits?

As we continue to stay close to home and practice social distancing, is COVID-19 having an impact on how we shop and cook? How has it affected you? A new survey from the International Food Information Council, asked about food purchasing, eating behaviors, and perception of food safety in this unique time. For the entireContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Has COVID-19 Changed Your Shopping and Cooking Habits?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Answering Your Questions about Food Safety and COVID-19

Just Running Water, No Soap or Detergents on Your Produce We are also seeing many reports regarding the use of hand soap, detergents and household cleaning wipes being used to sanitize fresh produce. DON’T! These products have not been approved for use on foods. In addition to the CDC and FDA’s clear advice above, Dr.Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Answering Your Questions about Food Safety and COVID-19”