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FOOD AND NUTRITION
Colorado Association of Nutrition Services Directors
The Colorado Association of Nutrition Services Directors (CANSD) has been serving Older Adults in Colorado since 1972. The association is a group of Directors and associates throughout the state of Colorado that manage Elderly Nutrition Programs under Title III of the Older Americans Act.
Denver Metro Area Food Banks
See a listing of Food Banks by area.
Food Stamps Info
The Colorado State Food Stamps Program assists low-income individuals and families who need assistance purchasing food. Individuals and families should apply for food stamp benefits at their local county department of social services. The Food Stamp Program is offered in at least one location in all Colorado counties. The county worker will interview applicants and determine the household eligibility for benefits. They will provide the applicant with a Quest card that can be used to purchase groceries at any participating grocery store or other retailer.

Jewish Family Service
JFS provides kosher meals on wheels to eligible seniors. We are now enrolling new clients

RSVP Carry-Out Caravan
RSVP volunteers shop and deliver groceries to homebound seniors and people with disabilities.  This free program is available in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior and Eries.
Project Angel Heart
Provides meals with love for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in Denver and Colorado Springs.  

Volunteers of America Meals on Wheels
Nutritious home-delivered meals for homebound older adults 60 years of age or older who live in Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin or Jefferson county. No one is denied service due to an inability to contribute toward the cost of the meals.
Seniors receive daily hot meals or frozen meals for the coming week.

More than 50% of the seniors receiving Meals on Wheels will rely on this delivery as their one and only complete daily meal. Additionally, the seniors receiving Meals on Wheels are often isolated and their daily visit from the Meals on Wheels volunteer may constitute their only daily human contact. Seniors regularly experience an improvement in physical well-being and have an enhanced ability and willingness to remain in their own home as a result of these program services.

The Seniors Nutrition Program provides hot nutritious meals at 30 dining centers to seniors 60 years of age and older. In addition to the hot meals, the program offers the opportunity for individuals to socialize and take advantage of educational, informational, and outreach services. In 2007 over 4000 Colorado seniors were able to participate in this essential program. Hot, nutritious meals are cooked at the Michael J. Kern Kitchen and delivered throughout Denver and to neighboring counties. Donations are accepted but no guest is turned away based on their economic situation. -

Good Nutrition Choices

It's never too late to start healthy habits. Good nutrition is especially important for seniors. Have some fun slowly adding a few new healthy choices to your diet. Even if you have a condition like diabetes, good nutrition can help you look and feel better!


Here's 30 Tips for Healthy On-The-Go Eating!

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• order the regular or child size menu item. Mega-sized servings are probably more than you need. For a lighter meal, order an appetizer instead.

• Ask for sauces, dressings and toppings to be served “on the side.” Then you control how much you eat.


Here's 25 Healthy Snack Ideas you may have never seen before!
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• Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.

• Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks. Your grandkids will love this too!

FOOD AND NUTRITION
phonebook
Broomfield County Home Delivered Meals
303-464-5529
Emergency Food Information
(Call DRCOG for information)
303-455-1000
Food Bank of the Rockies
303-371-9250
Littleton Cares, Inc.
303-798-7642
Seniors' Resource Center/Mountain Services Program 303-674-2843
SHARE Colorado Program
303-428-0400
VOA Dining Centers / Meals on Wheels
303-294-0111

 

 

 


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