As you age, it is important to eat healthy.  A balanced diet can give you more energy, sharpen your mind, increase your resistance to illness and disease, and help you manage chronic health problems. Eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced.  It’s all connected—when your body feels good you feel happier inside and out.

Many people believe they must choose between good taste and good for you, but that is not true.  It is not always easy to make the right food choices, and that is why Registered Dietician Hazel Ng is on the Wellness Center Team.  Hazel graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics.  She has earned several certifications in weight management, treatment of obesity, and diabetes.  In addition, she is the founder of SmartEater.net, which provides free English and Chinese nutrition information to the public.  She is very active at our center, presenting several educational seminars throughout the year and providing one-on-one nutrition consultations monthly. Take advantage of this delicious benefit and sign up to discuss your personal nutritional needs with Hazel!

(Excerpted from the September/October 2013 Insight Newsletter)

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