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Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN

Jess is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for food, people, and wellness. By day, she helps create nutritious, delicious meals for people of all ages at GA Foods; by night, she can be found on the tennis court or with a cup of coffee and a good book. She is a former cast member at Disney World and strives to bring that magic with her wherever she goes!
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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

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

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

Tips For Stress-Free Holiday Meals

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN 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 Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN 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 Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN 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

Malnutrition Awareness Week - October 5-9

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Oct 7, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Malnutrition is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for older adults. And, it affects those from all ethnic communities. Although adults 85 years and older are at a greater risk, malnutrition can affect people of all ages.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition

Meet Chef Jake!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Aug 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Executive Chef Jakob Fatica joined GA Foods in 2019. Chef "Jake"' has over 20 years of professional culinary arts experience. He is experienced in high-volume catering, and has worked in the healthcare, higher education, and hospitality sectors. Prior to joining GA Foods, he provided culinary direction at The Johns Hopkins Hospital System in Baltimore.

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Topics: Registered Dietitians, Nutrition Care, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Special Diets, Baby Boomers

Celebrating Father's Day -- From A Distance!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

 

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate so many of the important men in our lives, but with a pandemic still in full swing, things may look a little different this year. That’s why we’ve pulled together some ideas to, well, come together during these unique circumstances. From virtual tours to a celebratory dinner at home, the possibilities are still endless!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Older Adults

Myth Busters: Older Adults DO Like Flavorful Foods!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Aug 15, 2019 12:54:00 PM

Changes in eyesight. Hearing loss. Bone deficiency. Some conditions are inevitable as we age – especially without proper care and attention. But there are many misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding aging that make the entire process difficult and even a little confusing.

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Topics: Nutrition Care, Affordable, Healthy Foods, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Baby Boomers

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