If you've been to the grocery store lately, you may have noticed that the produce aisle has gotten its annual autumn makeover. The bright reds and greens of just a few weeks ago have given way to oranges, golds and browns, and everything has gotten bigger, rounder and a little more rustic-looking.
It's Squashtober! That time of year when the gourds rule the earth and the rich flavors of fall infuse everything. The best part about it is that, in all ways, squash pretty much rocks:
And, of course, squash is a nutrition powerhouse. Here are just a few health reasons that squash is a great mealtime addition for older adults… and everyone else:
You can find recipes with squash and other nutritious foods to enjoy with the entire family here. For more information on caring for older adults, please contact us!
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