Foodnet Dietician Oversees Distribution of Nutritious Meals

Foodnet Meals on Wheels Image: foodnet.org

Foodnet Meals on Wheels
Image: foodnet.org

 

A top-ranked financial advisor, Keefe Gorman is the managing director of investments for Merrill Lynch. Keefe Gorman is heavily involved in efforts to serve his community and has served on the boards of several charitable organizations. As an eight-year member of the board of directors for Foodnet Meals on Wheels, he dedicated his time and expertise to helping the elderly in Tompkins County, New York.

Foodnet Meals on Wheels has worked to promote the dignity and well-being of the elderly in Tompkins County since 1987. According to Foodnet, about 40% of older adults do not receive adequate nutrition, thereby increasing their risk for serious chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. The organization’s efforts to provide nutritious meals help people to avoid these conditions and continue to live independently.

Foodnet employs a full-time dietician who oversees all the nutritional aspects of the Meals on Wheels program. In addition to providing an initial home visitation to determine eligibility, the dietician also provides individual nutrition counseling and provides referrals to other programs to help clients stay independent. In 2014, nearly 175,000 healthy, balanced meals were provided to area residents.

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