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Health Wise for Seniors: Nutrition

from McMillen Health

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This program discusses the importance of nutrition and hydration for the senior adult population. Seniors learn about their nutritional needs and are given tips for choosing healthier options for snacks and dining choices.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $135.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! For the UK, the fee is 98 British Pounds. Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons Senior Adults

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students.

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Health/Physical Education, Family & Consumer Science, Character Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours of notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1. Calories will be defined
2. Using US data, BMI changes across the nation will be illustrated
3. Students will be asked to give reasons for why BMI is headed up
4. Chronic health conditions linked to high BMI will be discussed
5. ChooseMyPlate will be explained
6. Students will ‘enter’ the Nutrient Café and choose foods from a menu. They will then learn what the fat content for the various food choices would be and how to choose more low fat items based on the menu listing.
7. Students will explore some places that a person can consume large amounts of sugar and watch a video that illustrates the effects of sugary drinks on someone’s weight
8. Attendees will hear about hydration of the body and a quick guideline to know if a person is adequately hydrated.
9. Segment on muscle strengthening and improving endurance at any age gives the balanced side of eating to maintain weight, balance and agility.


1. Discuss reasons for obesity trends in the United States.
2. State that obesity can lead to heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
3. Name the five healthy food groups from the USDA ChooseMyPlate food guide.
4. Recognize the importance of daily fluid balance.
5. Identify foods high in sugar and fat content.
6. Choose healthier food options when dining out at restaurants.
7. Explain basic exercise guidelines for senior adults.
8. Identify the physiological benefits of exercise.
9. Formulate ideas for maintaining a balance between intake and utilization of calories.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Aligns with Healthy People 2020 guidelines