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Diabetes: Your Questions Answered!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Jun 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes occurs when blood glucose levels are above normal. With diabetes, the body may not make enough insulin, use the insulin in the right way, or both, causing blood sugar levels to be too high.

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Medically-Tailored Meals, Medicare Advantage, Maternal Health

Post-COVID Life: Time to Get Back Out There!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 27, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Many vaccinated older adults are ready to get back out in the world! After more than a year of isolation and quarantine, it may be challenging to know where to begin.

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Topics: Nutrition, Medicare Advantage, healthy eating

Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Posted by Rafael Cavour on May 20, 2021 11:00:00 AM

 

At last, warmer temperatures are here, and it's time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! If you are outside and increasing your activity level, it's crucial to be sure you are drinking enough water each day to avoid dehydration. You may be surprised to learn that dehydration is one of the more frequent causes of hospitalization for those 65 and older.

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Older Adults

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

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