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Nutrition Is Essential After Hospitalization

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Apr 15, 2021 11:52:40 AM

The risk of malnutrition often occurs even before hospital admission. More than one-third of patients are malnourished when they enter the hospital. It’s no surprise that malnutrition can negatively affect their clinical outcomes and increase costs.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Post Discharge, Medically-Tailored Meals

Is Your Member At Risk For Food Insecurity?

Posted by John Siegel on Apr 1, 2021 11:10:00 AM

 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Chronic Disease Management, Food Security, Malnutrition, Case Manager

GA Foods Dietitians Share Their Top Tips!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Mar 25, 2021 11:10:00 AM


GA Foods is proud to have a team of highly trained Registered Dietitians (RDs)! Our RDs create meals and menu plans for customers seeking frozen and shelf-stable meal solutions throughout the country. They ensure our SunMeadow® meals
meet or exceed the USDA guidelines and that all meals are low in sodium, fat, cholesterol, and sugar.  

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Why Frozen Meals Are A Perfect Choice For Older Adults

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Mar 18, 2021 11:15:00 AM

Most older adults want flavorful, convenient, and healthy meals. However, after  hospitalization or managing a chronic illness, it may not be possible to shop and prepare meals. There are a variety of meal services that provide home-delivered meal options. Before making your choice, you may want to consider the benefits of frozen home-delivered meals.

With nutritious, wholesome, and convenient dishes in high demand, frozen meals are the perfect solution. Yet there is still a commonly held belief that they are just processed and filled with preservatives. And while that may have been true 20 years ago, the food industry has evolved with pressure from health-conscious consumers who are looking for healthier frozen meals that are easier to find and prepare.

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Topics: Fresh vs. Frozen Home Delivered Meals, The Cold Chain, Food Safety, Healthy Home Delivered Meals

Tips to Building a Healthy Meal!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Mar 11, 2021 11:05:00 AM

As we continue to celebrate National Nutrition Month here at GA Foods, we want to help spread the word about healthy eating!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, National Nutrition Month, healthy eating

Time To Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Mar 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education, and information campaign celebrated every March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You can significantly impact your overall health by making small changes in your eating and physical activity routine.

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Topics: Nutrition, Home Delivered Meals, healthy eating

Medically-Tailored Meals to Ease Chronic Disease Care

Posted by John Siegel on Feb 25, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Medically-tailored meals provide the right nutrition for those managing chronic conditions. Studies show that food is medicine for the prevention, management, and treatment of disease.

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Medically-Tailored Meals, Medicare Advantage

Nutrition Can Help To Reduce Fall Risk

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Feb 18, 2021 11:05:00 AM

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. The right nutrition can help to reduce this risk. As we age, our bodies react differently, and a fall can be life-threatening.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Falls, Fall Prevention

High Blood Pressure: 5 Facts to Know

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Feb 11, 2021 11:02:00 AM

 

February is American Heart Month!  Now is an excellent time to take charge of your heart health. Regular visits to your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol are simple ways to know your heart disease risk factors.

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Embrace Aging: 6 Tips to Help

Posted by Terry White on Jan 28, 2021 11:00:00 AM

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Counting the number of candles on a birthday cake is not as important as appreciating each year of life! Each year brings new experiences, challenges, and accomplishments.

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Topics: Nutrition, Aging Well, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

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