Eating With the Experts

Donna WeihofenTidbits on Senior Nutrition

Three area nutritionists dish on what to eat

Donna Weihofen

UW Hospital and Clinics senior clinical nutritionist

Common senior ailments include malnutrition, dehydration, diabetes and blood pressure. Ask your doc about Vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D, fish oil and magnesium.


Linda Lane

Independent Living COO

Look for nutrient-dense foods. IL’s Nutritious Snack Pack delivered by volunteers includes fresh fruit (or juice), raisins, low-sodium soups and V8 juice, pudding (for calcium), Zone bars and oatmeal.

Katy Wallace

Katy Wallace, M.D. 

Willy Street Co-op nutritionist

Strive for variety, as well as choosing foods that aid in digestion, such as dark, leafy greens and cultured yogurt. Buy a good juicer for a daily glass of fresh fruit or veggies.

Creating your own meals or making them for a loved one? Remember: nutrition is only a portion of the perceived palate. Don’t forget to address sight, smell and taste to encourage a proper diet.

Resource Ready: The Area Agency on Aging of Dane County implements nutritional guidelines in senior and community centers. To be referred to a dietitian near you, or for a list of meal sites, call 261-9930 or visit


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210 S. Main St., Verona, 845-6478
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