Meals on Wheels San Antonio, a service of the Christian Senior Services, joined ¡Por Vida!, a Metro Health healthy dining program. Meals on Wheels delivers 3,800 meals every weekday to homebound seniors, providing them with both the comfort of daily contact and a nourishing meal.
“It’s great to be recognized for the healthy diets we provide our clients,” said Jim Snyder, Director of Meals on Wheels of San Antonio. “Once people recognize we deliver meals that are nutritious, and taste good too, we hope to hear from more seniors in need of assistance.”
Registered dietitians from Metro Health and Meals on Wheels worked together to certify the menus based on strict ¡Por Vida! nutritional criteria that limits calories, saturated fat, added sugar, sodium (salt). Approved menus also may not include fried items or contain hydrogenated oils (trans-fat). ¡Por Vida! approved menus include the diabetic heart healthy menu, the bland diet menu, and the gluten-free menu.
“Access to nutritious meals is important especially to the Meals on Wheels participants who depend on the delivery of these meals. We are thrilled to recognize the program for the healthy meals they provide to our community,” says Anna Macnak, registered dietitian with Metro Health’s ¡Por Vida! program.