Public Notice  Update: Neighborly Care Network (NCN) conducted a Public Bid Proposal on 11.24.2021. It was led by Anita Frankhauser. The attendees included GA Foods and NCN Staff. Meeting opened at 4:00 PM EST and adjourned at 4:06 PM EST.  Metz Culinary proposal included 3 Binders with Proposal, 2 Frozen Meal packs, and 3 Meal Containers…

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Synovia Simons, MS, RDN, LDN, Anita Frankhauser, MS, RDN, LDN  11/24/2021  As you get older, your immune system may not be as resilient to infection and disease as it once was, making it easier for infections, diseases, and cancer to develop.1 Factors like genetics, physical activity, and everyday stress affect physical and psychological aging. Stressors such as alcohol abuse, drug abuse, smoking, divorce, or the death of a loved one can also affect the body and the aging process. Ultimately…

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Embrace Your Inner Chef, Using just the Microwave!  Author Brooke Beales, Keiser University Dietetic Intern  Has the idea of cooking a meal ever felt like a hassle? Maybe you think this way because of physical limitations, a lack of kitchen space, or because preparing a meal itself can seem overly demanding.  If this is the case, don’t worry. The trusty ol’ Microwave is the perfect appliance to help get the job done. Whether you’re reheating leftovers or preparing a meal from…

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Synovia Simons, MS, RDN, LDN Brooke Beales, Keiser Dietetic Intern Anita Frankhauser, MS, RDN, LDN 9/21/2021 Cooking for one can seem like a considerable effort for a small reward. There are many reasons you may not want to cook for one person: it takes too much time, it’s expensive, or it’s boring. Moreover, cooking for…

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Author: Synovia Simons, MS, RDN, LDN 10/29/2021 Are you one of the 500,000+ adults living in Florida who have diabetes but do not know it? (1) Do you know your blood sugar levels? This article will discuss blood sugar, also known as blood glucose.  It includes what blood sugar is,  how it is used to…

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Photo via Pexels Aging in place has become a popular option for many, but is it right for you? There are several benefits, but in order to make it work, you need to be assured of your safety. It’s smart to take a dual approach to ensure that you stay out of harm’s way. To…

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In Pinellas and Pasco Counties, a high percentage of seniors suffer from malnutrition or food insecurity. COVID exasperated this issue yet nutrition providers found innovative ways to feed older adults and continue welfare checks. On this month’s Aging on the Suncoast, Jason Martino sits down with two local nutrition providers to illustrate senior hunger, highlight…

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