Bring a healthy snack to a senior neighbor or relative. Consider taking soft snacks that are full of flavor, like whole wheat muffins, dips like hummus, or a yogurt parfait with fresh fruit. And don’t forget the chit chat! Take a few minutes and ask them how they are doing, and really listen. Even better, sit down and enjoy a snack together.
Snack with a Senior
The Facts: Did you know that some seniors may struggle to eat enough? Older adults can have problems chewing or a medication may interfere with appetite. But research shows lack of companionship may be the biggest challenge. Eating alone can magnify feelings of depression and lead to poor eating. Luckily, we have the power to take a bite out of this problem.