Healthy nutrition for a healthy you

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Proper nutrition is important as we want to ensure that we get the vitamins and minerals that our body needs. The more we nourish our bodies with healthy foods, the happier our bodies will be.

With quarantine still in effect across most of Canada it may be difficult for seniors to get groceries or to prepare a nutritious meal. Fortunately there are services available to ensure that everyone can have healthy and fresh food available to them.

Grocery delivery

Don’t worry about going to the grocery store or waiting in line in a crowded store. Seniors for Seniors will provide companions who will go and get the groceries for you. Just provide a list of the items that you want and our companions will bring it right to your door.

Grocery shopping

What if you enjoy going grocery shopping and being able to pick out your own produce, meats and dried goods? Our companions are able to pick you up, drive you to the store and assist you with your grocery shopping. Unlike a taxi or public transit our companions can accompany you for the full duration of your errand whether it be a medical appointment, grocery store excursion or a trip to the bank.

Meal preparation

Our drop-in companions can come over to your house and help with meal preparation and clean up. No longer will you be limited to your own cooking or ordering in food from a restaurant. Our companions can help you make simple delicious and nutritious meals, right in the comforts of your own home.

Interested in learning more?

Please call us at 1-844-339-8638 to book a service or to learn more. We would love to hear from you!

You can also request more information by filling out this contact form.

Nutrition tips

Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing your meals for the week:

· Eat plenty of brightly coloured fruits and vegetables

· Eat fresh fish 1-3 times per week

· Limit consumption of red meat

· Choose beans and lentils as meat alternatives

· Avoid excess salt and saturated fats

· Choose grain products that are low in fat, sugar and salt

· Choose low fat milk or milk products

· Limit alcohol consumption

· Drink plenty of water throughout the day

Experts suggest consuming less saturated fat and salt and more colourful fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

We wish you good food and good health!