Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity can make a real difference in your health and your recovery. For National Nutrition Month® 2019, in March, Palmeira encourages patients and their families to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and activity habits.
Palmeira Diet & Nutritional Services
For patients recovering at home or managing long-term illnesses, your doctor will request a dietary regimen tailored to support your recovery. In conjunction with our dieticians, Palmeira skilled nurses will follow your nutritional needs, conduct a comprehensive nutritional assessment, and provide education and goal setting to make healthy nutrition a reality for your recovery.
Some conditions are manageable if a diet plan is followed. Our nurses and dieticians will:
- Assess where you are in your journey,
- Create a personalized nutrition care plan,
- Relay the information to our home health team,
- Continue to monitor your progress and
- Incorporate the food you like to eat so that you enjoy a better outcome
Whether they are creating a meal plan, grocery list, or plan of action, Palmeira nurses and dieticians are here to help maintain a dietary focus during your recovery.
Palmeira Registered Dieticians
Palmeira registered dieticians provide counseling for a variety of conditions:
- Chewing and swallowing difficulties
- Enteral Feedings/Parenteral Nutrition
- Heart failure/Los sodium nutrition
- Blood thinners and Vitamin K intake
- Food Allergies and Intolerance
- Weight loss or gain
- Pressure ulcers and wounds
Palmeira Promotes Healthy Nutrition for Your Family and Friends
“Throughout the national campaign, good eating tips are shared such as how to keep nutritious meals simple, the importance of making food safety a part of your everyday routine, the value of preparing meals with foods you have on hand to avoid wasting food, and how to select nutritious food options when dining away from home,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Robin Foroutan, a New York-based spokesperson for the Academy.
“Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated,” says registered dietician nutritionist Robin Foroutan, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Think about what you want your plate to look like and ask if it’s incorporating all the major food groups. Select a mix of lean protein foods, vegetables, whole grains and fruits to enjoy a healthful meal.”
The Academy recommends balancing nutritious foods with physical activity most days of the week. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ physical activity guidelines, adults should participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, including at least two days of muscle-strengthening activities. Being physically active up to 300 minutes per week has even greater health benefits.
“Look into incorporating physical activity into your daily routine,” Foroutan says. “Walk to work or take a walk during your lunch hour. Do something physical during the weekend, such as playing basketball with your kids or going dancing with your friends. The goal is to get moving; every little bit helps.”