Eating enough food to provide energy for body function is vital but, when we consume more energy (calories or kilojoules) than we use we can gain weight. By knowing the energy value of foods we can estimate how much we're taking in to make sure we don't consume more than we need. However, energy is only one of the things to watch when you are trying to eat a healthy and wholesome diet. It is also very important to keep the intake of salt and saturated fats down in order to lower the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke - eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
We offer well-balanced meals with a good variety of vegetables in order to ensure an adequate intake of a variety of vitamins and minerals. All the meals listed in our menu and on the website have icons listed next to them to inform you of the calories/kilojoules and the nutritional values. The explanation for each nutritional claim is listed below:
LF low fat = Not more than 3% fat
FR Fat reduced = Not more than 10% fat
LS Low salt = Not more than 120mg per 100g
SR Salt reduced = Not more than 400mg per 100g
HF High fibre = At least 3g of fibre per serve
HP High protein = At least 20g of protein per serve is a good source of protein
DF Dairy Free = No dairy products used to manufacture this meal
GF Gluten Free = No gluten detected
Your Meals on Wheels delivered meal is prepared according to daily recommendations to provide a percentage of your daily nutritional needs.
Your Meals on Wheels meal provides a good start to healthy eating but you need to eat other foods as well.
Include in your diet:
Enjoy more fluids such as milk, juice, tea, coffee and water
Including a variety of foods is important for good nutrition. It makes eating more interesting and helps ensure that you obtain all the nutrients needed for good health.
Meals on Wheels Services offer a 1 - 6 day service a week plus frozen meals for the weekends and Public Holidays.