CRIS Healthy-Aging Center has been providing Nutrition Services for more than forty years and is a member of the Meals On Wheels Association of America. Our focus is on using innovative ideas to expand service and evolve to meet the largest possible number of seniors in our community. Proper nutrition allows the individual to remain healthy, active and maintain their quality of life well into the advanced years.
Our Pledge to Participants
One thing we never waver from is our total commitment to ensuring the quality and wholesomeness of the meals we serve.
Our Mindfulness to Menus
- Influenced by regional taste preferences, season, and culinary trends, our menu is designed to meet our participants specific needs, taste preferences and continue to evolve as those needs change. Innovative and creative menus bring fresh ideas to your table.
- Using quality ingredients, meals are plated, sealed, and frozen at the peak of freshness using the latest innovations in safety and sanitation.
- Each meal contains an ingredient listing with cooking instructions for both microwave and conventional ovens.
Our Commitment to Health
- Meals are developed by registered dietitians and contain 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for the most commonly requested nutrients in senior nutrition programs.
- One goal is to strive to continually lower fat and sodium while providing substantial vitamin and mineral contributions to each meal.
Research Confirms Our Commitment
- “Fruits and vegetables chosen for freezing tend to be processed at their peak ripeness, a time when, as a general rule, they are most nutrient packed…flash-freeze locks the vegetables in a relative nutrient-rich state.” – Gene Lester, PhD, USDA Agricultural Research Center
- Because freezing preserves food, no unwanted additives are needed in frozen goodies.
- “Frozen produce is prep-free, reaching for it can save you a ton of time, allowing you to make healthy dishes at home.” – Cynthia Sass, RD, MPH