Nutrition and Healthy Ageing
As we age, our dietary requirements and needs change. Often, we become less mobile, our metabolism slows down and hence our energy requirements decrease but our nutrition requirements for certain nutrients increase. Often with ageing we tend to eat less food to match a reduced energy requirement, our tastebuds change and so do our desires for food.
Ageing also makes us more prone to conditions such as:
- Hyper tension
- Cardiovascular disease
- Muscle wastage
Diet quality has a significant effect on our health and physical condition, bone density, cardiovascular health, cognition, eye health, and on our immune system. Maintaining a nutrient-dense diet is therefore of greater importance to reflect the changing needs of our bodies with age.
How can a Fuel Your Life Dietitian help me?
The dietitians at Fuel Your Life have a special interest in working with our ageing population.
We know and understand the nutritional problems you may face and have the knowledge and skills to provide the right advice to ensure you are maintaining a nutritious and varied diet. We also consider the importance of social engagements and connectedness and are Dietitians ensure that you are still able to eat well and have your cake too.
Fuel Your Life Services
We make it as convenient as possible to see one of our dietitians by offering in-home consultations. During these consultations we provide individualised and comprehensive nutrition programmes, with relevant education and supporting resources. We also provide;
- Shopping tours to give you realistic advice on how to make change
- In-home cooking demonstrations
- Comprehensive nutritional analysis
- Anthropometric assessment
Shopping for Food
We realise that mobility issues and lack of transport can make shopping a difficult task.
While we can’t do the grocery shopping for you, our dietitians consider these factors, and prescribe a wide range of meals with this in mind. We can ensure that the weekly grocery shop and the preparation of meals is as convenient and nutritious as it can be.
Our Dietitians will come to you – Home visits
At Fuel Your Life, convenience is something we pride ourselves on, not only in our meal plans and advice but our appointments too. We offer our services from the home or another preferred location, to greatly reduce the burden.
If this sounds like something you, or someone you know could benefit from, please contact us, or complete the online referral request form and we will be in touch.