SENIOR CITIZEN NUTRITION PROGRAM

The Senior Citizen Nutrition Program serves hot, well balanced meals five days a week in congregate dining centers.

The meals are served at separate neighborhood locations in parts of the North West Valley, West Los Angeles-Venice, and Central Services Areas.

No pre-registration is necessary.  Meals are served on a first come, first served basis.

The meals are designed to include one-third of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA).  Menus typically include an entree, two vegetables, bread, desert, milk, and juice. The meals are prepared and delivered hot to the site by commercial caterers.

For senior on restricted diets, the meals are low fat, low sodium, and low in sugar. Complex carbohydrates are stressed.

Meals are also delivered to "Shut-ins" senior who are too ill or incapacitated to come to one of the sites.

This is a free meal lunch program.  Seniors are asked to contribute $1.00 - $1.25 per congregate or homebound meal. Non-senior are required to pay a guest fee. (See director-in-charge of nutrition site.)