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Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD

Alexandria is a Registered Dietitian who completed her internship and master's program in East Texas. She enjoys getting away from everyday life by camping and visiting national parks. Alexandria is passionate about her faith, family, and food!
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Tip for Stressfree Holiday Meals!

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD on Dec 22, 2021 3:20:39 PM


Food and holiday celebrations go together. Enjoying a meal is still one of the best parts of the holidays, even with smaller festivities this year. But, preparing a delicious holiday meal doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you’re concerned about healthy eating or have limited time, holiday food doesn’t have to be complicated.

Here are a few simple tips for stress-free holiday eating, so you’ll be free to enjoy the season!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, holiday meals, healthy eating

Gestational Diabetes – What to know

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD on Nov 22, 2021 12:15:00 AM

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For case managers working in prenatal care, the goal is to help pregnant women achieve a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and a healthy mom. Gestational diabetes is a red flag for a high-risk pregnancy. The encouraging news is gestational diabetes can be managed with proper nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. Here is some information that you can share with new moms. 

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Topics: Diabetes, Maternal Health

Tips For Eating Healthy on a Budget

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD on Sep 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Food provides the nutrients we need, especially as we age. Eating healthy makes a difference in our health and improves how we feel and our sense of well-being.

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Topics: Food Assistance, Affordable, Healthy Foods, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Older Adults

Diabetes: Your Questions Answered!

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD 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

Why Frozen Meals Are A Perfect Choice For Older Adults

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD 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

Time To Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD 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

Nutrition Can Help To Reduce Fall Risk

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD 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

Tips For Stress-Free Holiday Meals

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD on Dec 16, 2020 11:15:00 AM


Food and holiday celebrations go together. Enjoying a meal is still one of the best parts of the holidays, even with smaller festivities this year. But, preparing a delicious holiday meal doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you’re concerned about healthy eating or have limited time, holiday food doesn’t have to be complicated.

Here are a few simple tips for stress-free holiday eating, so you’ll be free to enjoy the season!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, holiday meals, healthy eating

Make Your Thanksgiving Meal Healthy and Delicious!

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD on Nov 24, 2020 12:15:00 PM

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We may not all be able to celebrate Thanksgiving the same way as in previous years, but we all can enjoy a delicious and healthy meal! Whether you are having only your household together or a celebrating through Zoom, you can still enjoy the company and even indulge in a flavorful meal.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Malnutrition and COVID-19: What You Need To Know

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD on Nov 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

As countries worldwide grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults remain disproportionately affected. Not only are they at an increased risk of infection, but they're also at a higher risk of malnutrition -- especially those 85 years and older. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition, Older Adults

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