Local organizations are teaming up to help New Mexico seniors eat healthier.
Presbyterian, Three Sisters Kitchen, Encuentro and Meals on Wheels are working together on a new project. They want to connect seniors with healthy food by including more local produce in Meals on Wheels’ service.
They’ll also be training more than 100 home health aides on how to prepare healthy meals.
“We’re really interested in helping the health of seniors. We’re also really interested in helping home health aides who are one of the quickest growing career fields in our state,” said Leigh Caswell, director of the Center for Community Health.
The project is funded by a $400,000 grant from the USDA.