Serving Our Community Since 1971


Events
Our three 2015 events--Golf Tournament, Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community and Bountiful Bowl raised over $60,000 to subsidize meals for low-income clients.  Thank you for your support.
 
We will no longer hold a golf tournment, but welcome your support of the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community set for June 4, 2016 and our Bountiful Bowl event on November 11.  
 
This year, we also welcome your support of our 45th Anniversary Celebration at the America on Wheels Museum on April 20.
 
Sponsorship information for these 3 events will be available soon. 
 
 
The official registration and financial information about Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County may be obtained from the PA Dept. of State by calling toll-free in the state of PA 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. 
 


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Nutrition/Meals

Before I had Meals on Wheels, I can remember going to bed hungry sometimes. Now I eat all kinds of good food and your volunteers are so nice. Thank you for bringing my meals to me.
Esther, age 91
Diets and Menu
Meals on Wheels has a 5-week rotating menu prepared by a nutritionist that meets strictly regulated PA dietary guidelines for older adults. Each meal contains 1/3 RDA, providing clients with the proper amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, calories, etc., as well as a wide variety of foods from the basic food groups. All meals are low sodium, low fat, and low cholesterol.

Regular
Each meal is low salt <2 gm.), low fat, low cholesterol, ranging between 700-800 calories and meeting the needs of a liberal bland diet.

Diabetic
Each meal is low salt (< 2g), low fat, low cholesterol, and low concentrated sugar. Meals range from 650-800 calories and follow the guidelines of the ADA diet. Occasional sweet desserts are calculated into the caloric allowance.

Renal
Two daily meals consist of 2-2.5 gm. sodium ,1-1.5 gm. Potassium 1-1.5 mg. Phosphorus,70-80 gm. Protein, 1200-1500 Calories

Soft
Foods not naturally soft are chopped into small squares for people with chewing or biting problems.

Pureed

Food is a thick liquid consistency for people with swallowing problems.
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