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In-Home Aides: Partners In Quality Care 
July 2022

    This month's topic: NUTRITION

    Nutrition is the processes involved in the ingestion, digestion, absorption, and

    use of food and fluids by the body. Nutrition is when the body takes in and uses

    foods and fluids to maintain health. Food is a basic need, and a person’s diet

    affects physical and mental well-being and function. A poor diet and poor eating

    habits increase the risk for disease and infection, cause chronic illnesses to

    become worse, and cause healing problems. Malnutrition is the lack of proper

    nutrition because of a lack of food intake, improper diet, or impaired use of food

    by the body. According to a Harvard Health Blog Nutritional psychiatry: Your

    brain on food- “your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That "fuel" comes

    from the foods you eat - and what’s in that fuel makes all the difference. Put

    simply, what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood.”

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