Journal-Advocate (Sterling)

Smoothie Workshop offers nutrition tips, recipes

- By CSU Extension

As the years go by, our diets can go by the wayside. For adults 50-plus, eating and drinking become more about keeping our systems running optimally by finding the right balance of adequate nutrients and calories to stay healthy.

Proper nutrition throughout your lifespan is key in preventing — or diminishin­g the dangers — of agerelated risks. Chronic diseases can be significan­tly reduced, and overall quality of life can be improved through adequate and timely nutrition interventi­on.

Although calorie needs may decrease with age, the body’s need for nutrients increase or stay the same. Malnutriti­on occurs when the body doesn’t get the right balance of nutrients and calories to stay healthy.

Join Jaci Wagner, CSU Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, for a Smoothie Workshop at the Logan County Extension Office from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. This workshop is great for all but especially for anyone aged 50-plus, struggles with poor appetite, has trouble chewing or swallowing, is a caretaker, or health profession­al that works with the elderly or wants to learn more about smoothies and how they provide a nutrient packed meal or snack.

The cost of the workshop is $10 and will provide you with the sampling of three different smoothies, the smoothie of your choice, smoothie meal prep tips, recipes, a nutritiona­l breakdown and a list of powerful nutrients to add to your diet after the age of 50.

To register, please call Jaci Wagner at the CSU — Logan County Extension Office at 970-522-3200 or email her at jaci.wagner@ by Tuesday, Nov. 15.

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