Exciting news! For the 13th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2020 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past twelve years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.3 million meals nationwide to seniors in need.
Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? Too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in seven seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. This is simply unacceptable, which is why Meals on Wheels San Antonio provides the nutritious meals, friendly visits, and...
Did you know there are ten signs and symptoms that help identify the early stages of Alzheimer's? Let's identify what those signs are so that you may have a better chance of combating Alzheimer's and dementia in its early stages.
1.Memory loss that disrupts daily lifeThe most common sign, especially in its early stages, is forgetting recently learned information.Examples include important dates or events that lead to repeatedly asking the same questions. Often, people with early stages of Alzheimer's can recall events later.
2.Challenges in planning or solving problemsChanges occur in a person's ability to develop and follow...
Officially National Grandparents Day 2020 will be on Sunday, September 13, 2020, but we celebrate our grandparents every day here at Meals on Wheels San Antonio.
The first National Grandparents Day was celebrated in 1979 and is held the first Sunday after Labor Day each year in September. The idea was introduced by Marian McQuade in 1956 when she encouraged the youth to adopt a grandparent and learn more about their lives, past challenges, and goals for the future. This is a great idea as we find by daily proof that our clients have a wealth of knowledge and experience we can all learn from.
This year, we encourage you to...
by Marycela Barron, RDN, LD
The current news cycle is filled with stories on the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in late 2019 linked to an open-air seafood and animal market. The coronavirus has not been identified and currently there are four people in the US confirmed to be infected.
The influenza virus, or the flu, comes in four types: A, B, C, and D.
Humans are susceptible, or can get sick, from types A, B, and C. Type D affects cattle. Type C will cause the mildest of illnesses of the three types. Types A and B can both cause serious illness, but type A mutates more rapidly than B and...
By Marycela Barron, RD, LD
The holidays are here and with the season comes many festive activities, and, of course, lots of food. While some of the choices may be high in empty calories, such as high in sugar, saturated fat and low in protein and fiber, there are ways to navigate the season in a healthy manner.
Here are a few tips to get you and your family started!The holidays are not occurring all season long. For example, you may celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year in the months of November through January. Keep in mind, those are only three days! Be mindful of this as you celebrate the season, where...
By Marycela Barron, RD, LD
The month of October has been an exciting month here at Meals on Wheels San Antonio (MOWSA). In addition of having the privilege of serving our clients delicious and nutritious meals, MOWSA is now providing nutrition screening and assessments by a registered dietitian (RD). This new service helps us help our clients who are at malnutrition risk.
Nutrition screens and assessments are part of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP). The purpose of the NCP was to standardize care and to enable practioners to provide high-quality care that is individualize with measurable outcomes. There are four steps to the...
By Marycela Barron, RD, LD
September 23-27 is Malnutrition Awareness Week. This is not only for the acute (hospital) center as there are implications for community health. This month’s blog objective is to increase your knowledge of what malnutrition is and empower you to take action in the fight against malnutrition.
Malnutrition is the inadequate intake of calories, protein, or other nutrients needed for tissue maintenance and repair per the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Fiesta Food Tasting Event
By: Analisse Rodriguez, UTSA Dietetic Student
In honor of the month of Fiesta, a Fiesta Food Tasting Event was presented to the Grace Place clients. Vince, the production manager at Meals on Wheels ordered and supplied the ingredients that were used for today’s event. All food was prepared at Meals on Wheels prior to the presentation. With the help of Oscar and Josh, kitchen staff members from Meals on Wheels, delicious fiesta inspired food items were prepared. Special thanks to them because without them and Vince, none of this would have been possible!
The distribution of food was...
By: Analisse Rodriguez, UTSA Dietetics Student
Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! Did you know that your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 1,000? Or that the color of St. Patrick's Day was originally blue? There are so many interesting facts about St. Patrick’s, but I think it’s safe to say everyone associates this Holiday with “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t-shirts, and the color green! Listed below are some great treat and snack ideas from food blogs. Enjoy these yummy recipes this St. Patrick’s Day!
Mint Shamrock Smoothie
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