Strength for Caring Reminds Caregivers to Eat Healthy During National Nutrition Month

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Strength for Caring, an online resource for family caregivers, is pleased to announce new resources to celebrate National Nutrition Month including healthy recipes and food charts, tips for exercising when you have no time, and healthy lifestyle basics.

foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fish, and lean meats provide a wide variety of nutrients important for growth, development, and lifelong weight management.

Strength for Caring (http://www.StrengthforCaring.com), an online resource for family caregivers, is pleased to announce new resources to celebrate National Nutrition Month including healthy recipes and food charts, tips for exercising when you have no time, and healthy lifestyle basics.

In the United States alone, 44.4 million provide care for someone 18 or older. According to the National Family Caregivers Association, more than a quarter of the adult population has provided care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member.

Many family caregivers suffer from chronic stress, lack of sleep, poor dietary habits, and lack of exercise. As a result, family caregivers often develop their own healthcare concerns, even while caring for others. According to Lluminari experts Christina Economos, Ph.D and Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., maintaining good nutrition habits is tough for anyone, but especially difficult for a caregiver. Caregivers are juggling a patient’s dietary requirements for a health condition, myriad demands of family members, and their own personal mealtime likes and dislikes.

Adults caring for aging parents are often responsible for preparing meals without adequate knowledge of appropriate senior nutrition. The new Strength for Caring resource provides facts and resources for healthy eating at any age, with a special section on “Power Foods.”

According to Dr. Economos, “foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fish, and lean meats provide a wide variety of nutrients important for growth, development, and lifelong weight management.” Please visit Strength for Caring for more nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips.

For more information about Strength for Caring, please visit: http://www.StrengthforCaring.com

Strength for Caring is part of The Caregiver Initiative, created by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.

Strength for Caring is a new online resource to help family caregivers take care of their loved ones and themselves.

About Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., develops and markets baby care, wound care and skin care products that address the needs of consumers and health care professionals and incorporate the latest innovations. The portfolio includes JOHNSON'S® Baby and BAND-AID® brands as well as leading skincare brands such as AVEENO® and CLEAN & CLEAR®.

SFC Contact:

Julie Elaine Brown

646-623-7118

http://www.StrengthforCaring.com

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