Consider this: the average person makes at least 50 food decisions each day. What to eat, how much to eat, where to eat, when to eat…and for many people this is just NO FUN. While we all wish we were home eating home cooked meals every night and eating fewer packaged foods, most of us are so busy getting from place to place, job to job, that we have little energy for thinking a lot about what we’re eating. For clients who are too busy to cook, encourage meal services that deliver ingredients or prepared meals straight to the home. In addition, many grocery stores have great ready to eat options. If these are too expensive, consider this: frozen fruits, vegetables, and entrees, and canned foods (soups, sauces) are ready to go at a moments notice and are often just as nutritious as fresh options that must be prepared and chopped. The important thing is that basic meals are eaten regularly and include plenty of plant foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and potatoes, some protein, and a calcium source.