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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

The Cold Chain Process Keeps Your Members Safe!

Posted by Paula Ardilla, Quality Assurance Manager on Jul 9, 2020 10:48:53 AM

Many older adults rely on home-delivered meals to help them recover after a hospital stay or manage chronic conditions. Before selecting a home-delivered meal provider, you may want to learn how they prepare their food:

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Topics: The Cold Chain, Food Safety, Safety, Older Adults

The Cold Chain and the Best Practice in Serving Rural Customers

Posted by Paula Ardilla, Quality Assurance Manager on Mar 14, 2018 2:08:00 PM

Is this how you are delivering meals to your seniors?

One of the foremost challenges facing seniors aging in place in rural areas is food safety. In this context, food safety includes satisfactory dietary requirements, reliable food intake, proper food storage, transport, and handling. For seniors to receive proper nutrition, each of these areas must be adequately satisfied. Luckily, home meal delivery services tailored to seniors, like SimpleCook™, make health and nutrition easy and efficient.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, The Cold Chain

Home-Delivered Meals - Safely Delivered!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 4, 2017 9:34:09 AM

As a caregiver, you have many things to worry about. Food safety shouldn’t be one of them. When choosing a home-delivered meal provider, food safety and quality should be top priorities Selecting a provider that uses extensive food preparation safety procedures with a safe delivery model will provide peace of mind. 

Don't Break the Chain

The “cold chain” process is one of the most effective and reliable methods of assuring food safety. This process ensures that food is maintained at temperatures that prevent the growth of harmful bacteria that can make you sick.  

The cold chain process transports perishable foods without using harmful preservatives and additives. This continuous cold chain ensures seniors will receive safe and healthy meals.

Here are some questions to ask when comparing home-delivered meal providers:

  • Is the food prepared fresh in an USDA-inspected facility?
  • Are the meals flash frozen to -19° F?
  • Is the food maintained in a cold storage at -10° F until delivery?
  • Is the food delivered to homes in specially-designed freezer trucks?
  • Do they have specially-trained drivers unpack meals and store them in freezer until ready to eat?

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Topics: Nutrition, Home Delivered Meals, The Cold Chain, Food Safety, Caregivers, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Senior Nutrition

The GA Foods Cold Chain Gang: Putting Your Health at the Forefront

Posted by Frank Curto, PhD on Sep 30, 2014 4:54:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how the food you eat was handled before you receive it?

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Topics: The Cold Chain, Food Safety

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