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Meals on Wheels
BayPath Elder Services, Inc
To make a difference in the life of a senior in need
Chicken Cordon Bleu
W/ Supreme Sauce
Sweet Potato California Veggies Roll Brownie 1% Milk
Creamy Tomato Soup
Potato Fish Wedge
Are you confused about the sodium numbers
on your meals on wheels menu?
Each month we send you a menu with a nutrient analysis. The sodium
number shown per day is for the entire meal. This includes the bread,
milk and dessert. When an entrée item contains more than 700
milligrams of sodium, the item is considered a high sodium entrée
and must be noted on the menu.
Sometimes, meals with a lower sodium entree (under 700 milligrams)
will still contain a relatively high amount of sodium: up to 1500
milligrams in some cases. This occurs because the side dishes, milk,
bread, soup, and/or desserts all contribute sodium to the total.
A low sodium alternative meal is not provided on these days. Here
are some typical sodium ranges for foods that we serve:
• milk 100 milligrams • pastry200 milligrams • bread200 milligrams • soup200-400 milligrams
Traci Robidoux, RD, LDN The amount of sodium in each food item varies daily. Some make a fairly consistent contribution to the meal. We encourage you to make healthy decisions about a higher sodium meal day where total calories are provided to meet a standard yet the sodium total may run higher than you prefer. Try saving the bread for a snack, having soup for dinner and/or put the milk away for breakfast the next day.
How can I Best Reduce the Amount of Sodium I Eat?
Check for sodium on food labels before you buy and compare the amount of sodium in different brands. Many foods that appear to be the same have very different sodium levels.
Looking for other sodium savvy ideas or need nutrition advice? Contact your BayPath Registered Dietitian,
Here are two menu examples to help you better understand the total amount of sodium in your meals: