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Campaign helps Hattiesburg seniors eat well

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email | Twitter

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An educational campaign in the Pine Belt is working to help senior caregivers provide their loved ones with the proper nutrition.

The effort is called "Cooking Under Pressure." It is a program of Home Instead Senior Care. The business provides non-medical care to older adults in their homes and in facilities like Wesley Manor in Hattiesburg.

Wesley Manor works to make sure the 86 seniors they serve are given a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables. Hilda Brewer is in charge of Wesley Manor's Dining Services.

"We try to do baked foods, which is lower in cholesterol. And we try to do a variety of vegetables, fruits and try to cut down on our fried foods," said Brewer.

However, if you are caring for a senior loved one, Home Instead Health Care advises you check with a doctor first before changing an older adult's diet.

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