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VTrendlines: Food, nutrition for older residents


VTrendlines: Food, nutrition for older residents
BurlingtonFreePress.com

ZH: Meals on Wheels clients have a variety of nutrition-risk-related issues. Nutrition is one of the major determinants of successful aging. Primarily, nutrition helps health and functionality. Almost 80 percent of older adults have one chronic condition and 50 percent have two or more. CVAAâs Meals on Wheels program offers a variety of special diets for those seniors with chronic medical conditions to help them maintain their well-being.BFP: What are the economic needs of many of those you serve?ZH: Meals on Wheels are available to all eligible seniors no matter what their income. Seniors, especially those on fixed incomes, however, can experience hunger or the threat of hunger for a number of reasons including isolation, multiple chronic conditions, lack of transportation, mobility issues and compromised access to healthy, fresh food.

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