TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Meals on Wheels of Tampa now offers diabetic and kidney menus for seniors and people who are homebound.
The new menus will complement the Heart Healthy Diet. Meals are freshly prepared daily in Meals on Wheels and delivered to beneficiaries’ homes.
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All menus have been evaluated by a registered dietitian to ensure nutritional integrity.
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“Our Executive Chef has created some really great recipes, seasoning them with fresh ingredients like garlic and herbs to enhance flavor while minimizing sodium. Our plan is to rotate all menus every 4-5 months to keep things seasonal,” said Steve King, Executive Director of Meals On Wheels.
The new diabetic menu is monitored in carbohydrates. The renal menu has lower levels of sodium, potassium and phosphorus and provides a source of quality protein at every meal. All meals are offered in regular, chopped or pureed form, to meet the changing needs of Tampa’s housebound and elderly neighbors. In a recent survey of recipients, diabetic and kidney menus were the most requested additions to current heart-healthy meals.
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If you are interested in receiving meals or to learn more about Meals On Wheels Tampa, please call office 813-238-8410 or visit their website.