Fresh, healthy ingredients make nutritious meals!
Meals follow U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) “Choose My Plate” meal planning guidelines, and comply with the PA Department of Aging’s nutrition guidelines for home-delivered meals.
Regular diabetic/cardiac-friendly meals provide a minimum one-third of the Dietary Reference Intake for nutrients. With a maximum daily average over a week, each two-meal unit contains less than 1,800 mg of sodium, has fewer than 35% of calories derived from fat, and provides 1,200 to 1,500 calories.
A typical, two-meal unit includes:
- Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and/or Nuts: 2 servings
- Vegetables: 2-4 servings
- Fruit: 2-4 servings
- Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta: 2-4 servings
Special meal types and textures:
Please note, meal variety may be limited.
- Diet: Lower in fats and carbohydrates than our regular option
- Renal (for those with renal disease): While we do not limit protein, we exclude tomato products, potatoes, oranges, bananas, raisins, and cantaloupes to minimize phosphorus and potassium intake.
- NSSC (for those with diverticulitis or colitis): No seeds, skins, or corn
- No Leafy Greens (for those on blood thinners): To reduce Vitamin K
- Specialty Diets: Vegetarian, Vegan, Lactose-Free, and Gluten-Free
- Soft-Chopped (for those with trouble chewing): Hard-to-chew items are chopped to make mealtime easier and more enjoyable.
- Pureed (for those with problems chewing or swallowing): Food is pureed into a smooth, pudding-like consistency
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