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September News - Passport 55 presents "Healthy Eating on a Budget”


NEWS RELEASE - September 9, 2015 - Contact:  Betty S. Weemes, 787.5117


Balanced meals on a budget for those who are age 50 and over can be a  challenge.  On Thursday, Sept., 17, 10:00 a.m., Ashley H. Self, MS, RDN, LDN, registered dietitian, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital, will be available at Passport 55, to be held at Roby Adult Center, to provide sensible steps to “Healthy Eating on a Budget.”


Photo:  Ashley H. Self,  MS, RDN, LDN,

Self states that as aging occurs, targeting specific nutrients should be a factor in the diet. For example, Vitamin B 12, Vitamin D, calcium, and water should be important considerations in the diet.  She went on to highlight the fact that changes in the sense of taste and sense of smell may alter one’s appetite.  Also, certain medications can impact nutritional needs.  At the program, Self will provide information on balanced meals on a budget and shopping tips.

Attendees will receive important educational support about healthy eating habits, compliments of Laughlin Memorial Hospital.  

Passport 55 is a health-related, free program, open to the public as a community service.  It is presented each month at Roby Adult Center, 203 College Street, by Laughlin Memorial Hospital in partnership with the Adult Center.

For additional information, contact the Laughlin Health Care Foundation at 787.5117.