Nutrition and Meal Information
A registered dietitian looks at the nutrition of each menu to meet the current federal standards for fat, calories, and sodium. In addition, almost 20 nutrients are tracked. Two entrees are offered on the fresh meal menu each day. You can select your entrée. The ♥ First Entrée will often be lower in fat and sodium.
For both fresh and frozen meals:
- Recipes are changed to reduce fat and sodium
- Nonfat milk is used in all recipes
- Most gravies are low in fat
- Averaged over a week, no more than 35% of calories come from fat
- No trans fat, tropical oils, or lard used
- Variety of fruits and vegetables.
- Freshly baked breads, rolls, and desserts
- One cup of 1% milk with each meal
- At least one third of the Dietary Reference Intake for nutrients (DRI) daily
Do you have special dietary needs?
The Diet Menu - Please speak to your doctor before making this choice.
- Some people with diabetes may like the Diet Menu.
- The Diet menu is calculated with the ♥ First Entrée.
- Averaged over a week, calories range between 600 and 850 for complete Diet Menus. This includes dessert or a dessert substitute.
Carbohydrates, Sodium, Food Sensitivities and More
- Carbohydrate exchanges range between 5 and 8 (including dessert).
- Some people watching their sodium may find Senior Meals and Meals-on-Wheels menus suitable for a low sodium diet if approved by their doctor.
- Averaged over a week, menus do not exceed 1,050 mg of sodium. Controlling sodium requires making low sodium choices in all foods, whether from our food or food eaten outside of our menus.
- We have meatless entrees available.
- Our menu may include MSG. Some foods naturally have MSG, and it is not always disclosed on all ingredient labels.
- Currently, we are unable to cater to food sensitivities and food intolerances.