"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" is as true now as it was in 360 BC when Hippocrates gave this prescription to his patients. Good nutrition promotes health and helps prevent and manage many diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, and high blood pressure. At your food coop we are always concerned with good food and nutrition, and in March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes education with their National Nutrition Month campaign. Their website offers great tips on good eating choices: https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month.
March is also the time when Meals on Wheels America comes together for “March for Meals” to celebrate the proven collaboration of local community organizations, businesses, all levels of government and compassionate individuals to ensure that our seniors are not forgotten. On March 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. For nearly 50 years, these critical programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – have delivered more than just nutritious meals to home bound seniors in virtually every community across the country. And, the dedicated staff and volunteers who deliver these meals each week provide a vital lifeline and connection to the community, which are sometimes all it takes to keep our senior neighbors at home, where they want to be.
Meals on Wheels brings food to seniors every day to:
· reduce hunger and food insecurity for older individuals
· promote socialization of older individuals and
· promote health and well-being of older adults
Ypsilanti’s Meals on Wheels program is highly successful and one of the great ways we have been able to contribute to our local seniors is the Annual Pi Day event previously held at Cultivate Coffeehouse. This year because of Covid, we have offered Pie and a Pint, with preorders for a whole pie or a slice with your choice of a drink from 734 Brewing or Unity Vibrations.
We have sold 45 pies, 56 slices of pie, and have a donation of at least $ 500.00 for Meals on Wheels so far! We only have a few pie slices left, but you can also make a donation in the box at the checkout counter.
We invite everyone to join Steve Somers at a special show on Sunday, March 14 at 3:14 pm… Here is the link for everyone at:
Happy Pi(e) Day!