Food is a big part of our everyday experience. It’s how we nourish our bodies and minds. It’s also an important way we connect with others. Eating can be a wonderful way to introduce mindfulness practice into our lives.
Mindful eating is an opportunity to fully experience the enjoyment of food in the present moment. As we become more mindful, we become more committed to our well-being. This includes eating more nourishing foods and being grateful for those times when we are in the company of good friends and family.
All of these positive experiences contribute to brain health and are known to help prevent diseases like dementia.
Hope for Dementia has introduced the Mindful Eating. Healthy Minds. program to encourage healthy eating and social interaction through a series of healthy eating activities for seniors.
Participants are guided through program activities by a peer volunteer. Activities include –
- A workshop on mindful, healthy eating.
- Educational material, including recipes for delicious, easy-to-prepare meals.
- Healthy meals prepared with new friends.
- Food baskets filled with good food.
Visit Hope for Dementia’s Resource Centre to learn more about mindful eating practices.