The pandemic has impacted every facet of our organization including our ability to host our largest annual fundraiser, Bingo Bash. It’s a humble reminder we are all in this together. As the impact of the pandemic continues to deepen and spread, we have created a safer home for our clients by limiting their outside exposure to COVID-19. The…

The picture of food insecurity and malnutrition in older adults is changing. Sixty percent of older adults manage two or more chronic health conditions. They also are expected to have a higher occurrence of nutrition-related conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. In this rapidly growing population segment, many older adults underuse preventive services, increasing…

Access to food, specifically nutritious food, is regarded as a key social determinant of health that has a direct impact on a person’s well-being. Social determinants of health include access to nutritious food, proper care, safe housing, reliable transportation, and community supports. These underlying drivers of health impact every part of our physical, mental, and…

According to Bread for the World, Hispanics are twice as likely as white citizens to face food insecurity, and 1 in 5 Hispanic households have at least one person going hungry. Individuals from food insecure households often engage in unhealthy dietary behaviors to save money, which increases the risk for developing chronic health conditions such…

Social isolation can lead to poor mental and physical health outcomes including depression, diabetes, cognitive decline, high blood pressure and heart disease. Many of these health disparities affect African American communities at higher rates. There are also factors that aside from loneliness that may lead to social isolation including race-related stress. This occurs when an…

Diversity in dietetics is critical. One simply should not exist without the other because culture and ethnicity are intertwined with food. Food connects people to their childhood, family, and cultural traditions. Because of the lack of diversity in the dietetics, health and nutrition resources are not always inclusive. In fact, only 1.4% of registered dietitians…

by Ashley E.Thomas, MS, Dietitian A diagnosis of HIV/AIDS creates a complex approach to treatment and care. When thinking of treating and living with HIV/AIDS, it is important to take into account the role of nutrition and the positive impact it can have on easing the symptoms and side effects experienced from treatment and medication….

Dear Community:  All of us at Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana and Partners in Nutrition Indiana have felt deep pain as the events of recent weeks have unfolded. The racial injustice perpetrated in this country on a daily basis is unacceptable and has gone on far too long. Our organization stands united against racism,…

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