Golden Cuisine for the Golden Years
COMPANY PREPARES HEALTHY FOODS ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS By John Friia As people grow older, the chances of getting diagnosed with a chronic illness or weakened immune system increases. The Food and Drug Administration has created guidelines of what seniors should consume, to ensure that they remain healthy. Like the standards for adults, seniors are encouraged to stay away from foods that have high cholesterol, trans fats and saturated fats. The FDA is also concerned about seniors contracting food borne illnesses, and has stressed that foods such as meats, seafood and vegetables be prepared properly. It was for this reason that Golden Cuisine was created. Golden Cuisine is a company that delivers ready-to-eat frozen meals especially for seniors. In addition, the meals are easy to prepare and promote emotional and as well as physical well-being. Meals from Golden Cuisine can be home-delivered or found in local senior centers. "Golden Cuisine is specifically made for seniors. We look at the interaction of medicine and foods, and the easy-to-read packaging," Adriane Berg, spokesperson for Golden Cuisine, said. The meals are broken down into different categories, including low sodium and cholesterol, meals for diabetics and rehab hyper-metabolic for patients who are recently recovering from surgery and need to gain weight. Though the meals are FDA-approved, the New York City Department of the Aging has additional requirements that must be met by organizations serving local seniors. "DFTA sets regulations for senior nutrition, and Golden Cuisine is one of the few companies that have been approved by both the FDA and DFTA," explained Berg. Compared to other prepared meals, Golden Cuisine has a lower average of sodium in each meal. Each type of meal is specially composed for seniors by a board-certified nutritionist to ensure that it meets senior requirements, which include three ounces of protein, one cup of vegetables and one serving of starch. Golden Cuisine aims to educate seniors about growing old gracefully and offers special nutritional tips for seniors and caregivers through their online newsletter. The company also offers seniors the chance to share family and cultural recipes through their new website, www.GoldenCuisineCookbook.com Golden Cuisine has assisted numerous seniors throughout the country, and has been included in the annual Inc. 5000 list. In 2011, Signature Foods, the parent company of Golden Cuisine, was ranked No. 102 out of all the companies, and No. 5 in the food companies category. The headquarters are located in Georgia, and the company has been named as one of the winners of the 2011 Pacesetter Awards, for maintaining excellent customer service and for being the fastest-growing private company in the Atlanta area. Seniors interested in trying some of the meals can purchase them online at www.GoldenCuisine.com.
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