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Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to look at addressing hunger in older adults

Senior nutrition professionals are invited to join Meals on Wheels America to learn more about its new Hunger in Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Services Network report from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 16.

Sweet potatoes make a tasty and nutritious treat
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Sweet potato recipes

There are several varieties of sweet potatoes, some of which are marketed as yams. These recipes are for the kind with a reddish skin and orange interior, as shown in the photo

Posted By Abbey Porter

Program hosts soup-making sessions

Food & Company, a program of the Ralston Center, hosts communal cooking sessions at community locations where senior and intergenerational participants gather to prepare delicious, healthy soups and stews.

Bread pudding makes a delicious treat for the holidays and year 'round.
Posted By Linda Riley

Delicious holiday treats

This is a sweet, warm comfort food that is easy to make and uses ingredients you probably already have in the house. It’s also a good way to use bread that is starting to go stale. But if your bread is fresh, you can toast it slightly to get the right texture so that it is better able to absorb the custard.

Stuffed pumpkin is a delicious and festive fall treat. (Photo by Linda L. Riley)
Posted By Linda Riley

Festive stuffed pumpkin

The harvest pumpkin recipe provides a beautiful centerpiece for the holiday dinner table and a delicious vegetable dish that will please all of your guests. The combination of honey and apples with craisins and apple cider vinegar makes it both sweet and savory; the walnuts add crunch; and the bread and pumpkin combine to create a hearty, satisfying dish

There are resources available in Philadelphia  to help prevent hunger.
Posted By Linda Riley

Resources to help prevent hunger

Of the more than 291,000 Philadelphians age 60 or older, 32,000 (about 11%) have cut the size of meals or skipped meals because there was not enough money in the budget for food, according to a recent Philadelphia Health Management Corporation Household Health survey. There are resources to help, on a one-time or ongoing basis.

Pictured above (from left) are Margaret Custalow, Tamara Jones, Catherine Gaines, William(Bill) Manson and Rev. Nancy Jackson help to serve a meal to people in need at Zion A.M.E. Church in South Philadelphia. (Photo by Paola Nogueras)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

A Thanksgiving feast for the needy

Reverend Nancy Jackson doesn’t want anyone to go hungry. She and her staff are the driving force for the food ministry at Zion A.M.E. Church, which will host its seventh annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community Nov. 22, from noon to 3 p.m.

Butternut Squash is in season during the fall.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Seasonal butternut squash

Squash comes in many varieties. Butternut squash (also known as winter squash) has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp. The last months of the year are prime season for this vegetable, which is rich in vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron. The dishes below pair butternut squash and spinach for enhanced nutritional power. (While not grown locally at this time of year, spinach is available year-round in grocery stores.)

Ladies at produce stand
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Last Day to Claim Free Produce Vouchers for Low-Income Seniors is Sept. 30

PCA is distributing $20 in Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program produce vouchers to income-eligible Philadelphians, age 60+.

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