PCA’s food lifeline
Clyde White can be counted on to knock on Patricia Hughes’ door every Thursday morning. A driver with Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)’s Meal Distribution Center (MDC), White makes a weekly delivery of seven frozen meals to her. To Hughes, who is homebound, PCA’s home-delivered meals program “is a godsend.”
March is designated National Nutrition Month by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to remind us about the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits. This year’s theme, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” demonstrates that each of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Here are some recipes, courtesy of the academy, that give you tasty options for incorporating more fresh vegetables into your diet. For more recipes and nutrition resources, go to www.eatright.org.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.