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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

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

Food is Medicine To Help Manage Chronic Disease

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Dec 3, 2020 11:00:00 AM

 

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

Diabetes: What You Need To Know!

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Sep 12, 2019 11:10:00 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

What are the Nutrition Strategies for Baby Boomers and Wellness?

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Aug 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

This is the fourth article in a 4-part series on the role that nutrition plays in the health of Baby Boomers. Click here to read more articles about Baby Boomers.

Often, the terms "health" and "wellness" are used interchangeably. Do these terms mean different things? As a matter of fact, they do. Whereas most of us have a pretty good grasp of what it means to be healthy or fit, wellness is a bit more elusive and hard to pin down. How do you know you've achieved it? 

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Topics: Nutrition, Chronic Disease Management, Aging Well, Senior Nutrition, Baby Boomers

Put Your Best Fork Forward for Healthy Meals

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Mar 15, 2017 2:00:16 PM

Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month® in March. This year's theme is "Put Your Best Fork Forward" and the Academy encourages everyone to make small, healthy changes when eating.

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Topics: Nutrition, Chronic Disease Management, Senior Health, National Nutrition Month, Best Fork Foward NNM

Meal Delivery Service for At-Risk Patients

Posted by John Siegel on Feb 10, 2016 10:03:20 AM

John Siegel is the VP of Business Development for GA Foods.  He has extensive experiencworking with health care organizations to optimize benefits provided to their members. Contact John at 954-732-6886 or jsiegel@gafoods.com to learn how your organization may benefit by providing these well-received services.

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, MCO ROI, Healthcare Cost Reduction

Tips for Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors

Posted by John Siegel on Jan 27, 2016 10:48:43 AM

John Siegel is the VP of Business Development for GA Foods.  He has extensive experiencworking with healthcare organizations to optimize benefits provided to their members. Contact John at 954-732-6886 or jsiegel@gafoods.com to learn how your organization may benefit by providing these well-received services.

It may seem unbelievable, considering the abundance of food in the U.S., but malnutrition is a very real problem among the elderly. It’s estimated that as many as one out of every four senior citizens suffers from poor nutrition. This can have a serious negative impact on health, from lowered immunity to slower wound healing and exacerbation of existing diseases. It can lead to loss of weight and muscle strength, making daily activities more difficult and increasing the likelihood of falls.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Chronic Disease Management, Senior Health, Food Insecurity, Food Security Impact

Low Sodium Cooking Tricks for Flavorful Food

Posted by Michael Thrash, CEC, CCA, PCII and Levinia Clark, RD, LDN on Jan 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Low sodium meals don’t have to be flavorless! Thinking outside the salt shaker can yield some results that are both healthy and delicious. Here are a few little flavor boosters that are perfect for any low sodium diet, and for those looking to reduce their sodium intake. 

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, Cardiac Diet, Heart Disease, Sodium

New Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Eating

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Jan 7, 2016 1:57:06 PM

 

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans was released today. The updated nutritional guidelines encourage Americans to adopt a series of science-based recommendations to improve how they eat to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

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Topics: Nutrition, Chronic Disease Management

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