Funding helps bring healthy food to hospital patients

Funding helps bring healthy food to hospital patients

A healthy diet provides adequate fluids, nutrients and energy. It reduces the risk of chronic noncommunicable diseases by providing a variety of foods and avoiding excess salt, sugars and saturated and industrially-produced trans fat.

Choose whole grain or high-cereal fibre breads and cereals (3 to 6 servings a day). Add fruit to meals (fresh, frozen or canned without added sugar) and eat legumes such as beans and lentils on a regular basis.

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Friday was Hunger Action Day. It’s meant to raise awareness about food insecurity in the United States.

The Food Bank of Northeastern New York received a $450,000 grant over three years from the Empire Blue Cross Foundation. The funding will support its Food Farmacy Program, which is run in conjunction with St. Peter’s Health Partners and Saratoga Hospital.

“And this is really working with people who have specific health conditions, and we’re able to provide healthy, nutritious food to hospitals to serve their patients,” Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York CEO Tom Nardacci said.

Empire Blue Cross associates also helped pack boxes of food that will go to the hospitals.


Kerri Waldron

My name is Kerri Waldron and I am an avid healthy lifestyle participant who lives by proper nutrition and keeping active. One of the things I love best is to get to where I am going by walking every chance I get. If you want to feel great with renewed energy, you have to practice good nutrition and stay active.

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