Tidbits is a monthly senior food program publication that contains features like healthy eating tips, recipes, and information about food distributions.
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What Are the Benefits to CSFP?
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a monthly food package tailored for older adults age 60 or above that can help stretch their food dollars and add nutritious foods to their diet for good health. CSFP offers a variety of American-grown USDA Foods that can fit into a healthy eating pattern:
• Canned fruits—unsweetened or lightly sweetened
• Canned vegetables—low sodium or no salt added
• Low fat dairy—cheese and shelf stable milk
• Whole grains—oats, whole grain noodles and cereals
• Variety of proteins—dry beans, lean meats, poultry, fish
The CSFP food package provides:
• Protein, calcium, iron, vitamins A, C, and D, and other nutrients that promote health
• Low sodium foods for heart health
• Healthy recipes featuring USDA Foods, including those provided in CSFP
• MyPlate for Older Adults
Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier. If you have special dietary needs, check with your doctor or Registered Dietitian about how these foods can fit into your healthy eating pattern.
Reprinted in part from USDA.
This content is not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed practitioner. Consult with your physician for additional information regarding your needs, and to see if the information in this article is appropriate for you.
Questions? Give us a call!
Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Mecosta, Midland, Muskegon, Oceana, and Osceola County Residents: 989-386-3805
Monthly customers will receive an automated call the day before distribution reminding them to pick up their box.
We are now able to sterilize boxes with UV light treatment. Clean boxes may be returned at distributions.
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