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Meals on Wheels has a 5-week rotating menu prepared by a Staff Nutritionist and meets strictly regulated Pennsylvania dietary guidelines for older adults. Each meal contains 1/3 RDA, providing clients the proper amount of vitamins, minerals, calories, etc., as well as a wide variety of foods from the basic food groups.

All meals are low sodium, low fat, and low cholesterol.

REGULAR
Each meal is low salt <2 gm.), low fat, low cholesterol, ranging between 700-800 calories and meeting the needs of a liberal bland diet.

DIABETIC
Each meal is low salt (less than 2g), low fat, low cholesterol, and low concentrated sugar. Meals range from 650-800 calories and follow the guidelines of the ADA diet. Occasional sweet desserts are calculated into the caloric allowance.

RENAL
Two daily meals consist of:

  • 2-2.5 gm. Low sodium
  • 1-1.5 gm. Potassium
  • 1-1.5 mg. Phosphorus
  • 70-80 gm. Protein
  • 1200-1500 Calories

MODIFICATIONS
Soft: Foods not naturally soft are chopped into small squares for people with chewing or biting problems. They are also appropriate for people with arthritis, poor vision, or cutting difficulty.

Pureed: Food is a thick liquid consistency for people with swallowing problems.