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Nutrition.gov provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.
The American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
Regardless of your age, the Senior Services site has some helpful one-pagers about various nutrition-related topics including high blood pressure, potassium, minerals, fiber and trans-fats.
Erie County Senior Services Stay Fit Dining Program serves hot, nutritious, delicious noonday meals Monday through Friday at almost 50 different sites throughout Erie County. To register and participate, you or your spouse must be 60 years of age or older. The suggested contribution for a meal is only $2.25 but no one will ever be denied a meal if they cannot contribute. If you have any questions or comments regarding this program call 858-7639. Menus and a complete listing of sites are available by going to http://www.erie.gov/depts/seniorservices/health/nutrition_dining.asp
People who cannot shop for or prepare their own meals often count on Meals on Wheels to offer nutritious home-delivered meals five days a week. If you or someone you know is unable to take care of meal preparation, a call to Senior Services at 858-8526 can initiate an in-home evaluation for home-delivered meals as well as any other benefits or services for which the older person may be eligible. Once the in-home assessment is complete, a referral for home delivered meals may be made. When service begins, volunteers will deliver two meals around mid-day on Mondays through Fridays. The menu is planned by registered dieticians to provide two-thirds of the recommended daily adult nutritional requirements. Tailored diets (low-salt, diabetic, and others) will be delivered for those with special dietary needs. More information is available at http://www.erie.gov/depts/seniorservices/caregiving/home_meals.asp
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides progressive programs for both preventive nutrition/wellness and medical nutrition therapy (MNT) at VA health care facilities and systems throughout the nation. Within the VA, registered dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy to veterans.