Nutrition

 

The Nutrition Department delivers a thousand meals a day along with a thousand smiles. If you would like a complete meal featuring delicious homemade meat loaf, old-fashioned soup beans and ham with cornbread, country fried steak and gravy along with bountiful and healthy side dishes and desserts delivered around the noon hour to your front door, call LCAP Nutrition. We will send a case manager who will do an eligibility assessment that does not take a lot of time, but is required.

Meal reservations or cancellations must be made by 4 p.m. the day prior (Friday for the following Monday, for example). You must be 60 or older. There is no charge for a meal. However donations are welcome. The suggested donation is $3. No one is denied a meal due to inability to make a donation.

Our menus are subject to change. Bread and butter are served daily. 

LCAP provides shelf stable meals that require no refrigeration to eat on cancellation days.

The Licking County Aging Program is delighted to provide our “Meals on Wheels” to our seniors. It is our oldest service, dating back to our 1972 founding at the old Plymouth Church in downtown Newark when cold lunches were provided one day a week for pick up. Since then we have grown to provide 1,000 meals  daily from our spacious kitchen located at Heritage Hall Senior Center.

 

          

Nutrition Classes


10 Tips to Be Food Safe

Being food safe is especially important in the summer with cookouts and more time outdoors.  Watch as Michelle Duffy, Program Assistant for SNAP-Ed at OSU Extension, Licking County, shares ’10 Tips to Be Food Safe,’ to help us stay healthy and be food safe, year-round! 

Learn more at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and www.CelebrateYourPlate.org.

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What’s MyPlate All About? 

Use this simple visual when you sit down for meals or snacks to build a healthy eating style and maintain it for a lifetime.  Watch as Michelle Duffy, Program Assistant for SNAP-Ed at OSU Extension, Licking County, shares information on current nutrition guidelines model and how YOU can ‘Choose MyPlate!’  

Learn more at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and www.CelebrateYourPlate.org.

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Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits

How can you ‘Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits?’  Watch as Michelle Duffy, Program Assistant for SNAP-Ed at OSU Extension, Licking County, shares how you can discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your meals while adding fiber, nutrients, color, flavor, texture AND creativity to the healthy foods on your table!

Learn more at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and www.CelebrateYourPlate.org.

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Enjoy Food From Many Cultures

Do you want to enjoy foods from many cultures but don’t know how to embrace those cultural traditions for foods you love while preparing them in healthier ways?  Tune in to see how Michelle Duffy, Program Assistant for SNAP-Ed at OSU Extension, Licking County, shares how you can be creative with your favorite recipes by substituting foods and ingredients that may be less healthy with more flavorful and appealing choices.

Learn more at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and www.CelebrateYourPlate.org.

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Be Active Adults

Would you consider yourself an active adult?  Being physically active is important for everyone’s health and adults who are physically active are less likely to develop some chronic diseases than adults who are inactive.  People of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from a physically active lifestyle.  Tune in to see how Michelle Duffy, Program Assistant for SNAP-Ed at OSU Extension, Licking County, walks (no pun intended!) us through 10 tips to help adults include physical activity into their lifestyle.

Learn more at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and www.CelebrateYourPlate.org.

#SNAPEdWorks  #CelebrateYourPlate