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La Crosse County Senior Nutrition Program

The La Crosse County Senior Nutrition Program is available to seniors 60 years of age or older andtheirspouses, regardless of age. Its purpose is to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote socialization, health and well-being among older adults. Two types of nutrition services are provided:

  1. Congregate Dining provides nutritious meals in a group setting, allowing for opportunities to socialize with others. Meals are provided Monday through Friday at eight dining sites (see below).
  2. Home-delivered Meals are provided to eligible individuals who are unable to attend one of the local congregate dining sites. Frozen weekend meals are also available upon request. To determine eligibility, please contact the ADRC at 608-785-5700 or 800-500-3910.

**CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE** 4/26/21

Following the guidance of the La Crosse County Health Department, the following congregate dining sites are now open with limited seating: Saint Andrew Street, Onalaska Community Center and Holmen Area Community Center. To learn more, or to register for lunch at least 24-hours in advance, contact the ADRC at 608-785-5700; please do not call congregate dining sites directly. Participants will be asked to complete a daily COVID-19 screening, masks will be encouraged when not eating, hand sanitizer will be available and table service will be provided.

 

**Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program: To submit application, download the application by clicking here and fill out using Adobe PDF, then fax to 608-785-5790, email to [email protected] OR mail to:

ADRC of La Crosse County

300 4th St North

La Crosse, WI 54601

 

Grains

Make half your grains whole

Vegetables

Vary your veggies

Fruits

Focus on Fruits

Milk

Get your calcium-rich foods

Meat & Beans

Go lean with protein!

Eat at least 3 oz of whole grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice or pasta every day.

1 oz is about 1 slice of bread, about 1 cup of breakfast cereal, or 1/2 cup of cooked rice, cereal, or pasta

Eat more dark-green veggies like: broccoli, spinach and other dark leafy greens. 

Eat more orange vegetable like carrots and sweet potatoes.

Eat more dry beans and peas like: pinto beans, kidney beans, and lentils.

 

Eat a variety of fruit.

Choose fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits.

Go easy on fruit juices.

Go low-fat or fat free when you choose milk, yogurt, and other milk products.

If you don't or can't consume milk, choose lactose-free products or other calcium sources such as fortified foods and beverages.

Choose low-fat or lean meats and poultry.

Bake it, broil it, or grill it.

Vary your protein routine - choose more fish, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds.

For a 2,000 calorie diet, you need the amounts below from each food group.  To find the amount that are right for you, go to MyPyramid.gov
Eat 6 oz. every day Eat 2.5 cups every day Eat 2 cups every day Get 3 cups every day Eat 5.5 oz. every day.


 Senior Dining Sites Address Phone Meal Time Site Manager
Carroll Heights 3505 Park Lane Dr.
La Crosse
792-6996   Joe
Forest Park 1230 Badger St.
La Crosse
789-7826   Dawn

Holmen Area Community Center

(congregate dining open)

421 Main St.

Holmen

317-8104 12:00 pm Kristine

Onalaska Community Center

(congregate dining open)

515 Quincy St. Onalaska 317-9870 11:30 am Jeanine
Stokke Tower 421 S. Sixth St.
La Crosse
317-8174   Lori

NEW! Saint Andrew Street

(congregate dining open)

1407 Saint Andrew St.

La Crosse

792-4487 11:30 am Karen/Kevin
West Salem Whispering Pines 780 East Ave.
West Salem
790-5082   Tammy

 




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