Why is nutrition important for elderly adults?
The health of seniors who live independently may be positively impacted by the meals-on-wheels programs. Providing meals to those who are food insecure has the potential to improve their daily nutrition and reduce rapid weight loss. Delivering healthy meals also allows seniors to remain autonomous and stay in their homes.
At the Roulant, we developed several tools to help us meet the daily nutrition needs of our Meals-on-Wheels clients.
Essential nutritiens for the elderly
Dark green and orange veggies
Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating 1 serving of orange or dark green vegetables daily, i.e. 125 mL of cooked and 250 mL of raw vegetables. Below is a list of different orange and dark green vegetables to choose when making your MOW meals depending on seasonal availability, your budget and client preferences, of course. ➜
The plate method
Here is a short list of our most popular ones:
- Vegetarian lasagna
- Shrimp stir fry
- Vegetarian Quiche
- Spaghetti and meatballs
- Tofu balls recipe by Ricardo
And a few special desserts with vegetables: