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Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 4: What if I don’t cook?

Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 4: What if I don’t cook?

Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 4: What if I don’t cook?

What if I don’t cook? 

One of the greatest challenges to having optimal nutrition is time. Fresh, healthy foods can be delicious when prepared right. But this requires certain skills and experiences in the kitchen, as well as enough time to prepare, cook, and eat your meal. Meal preparation can be mentally exhausting, especially with the added stress and pressure from a wound that needs to heal.

Luckily, there are meal delivery services to help remove that stress! 

These services offer fresh, home-made, healthful meals delivered right to your door, so you do not have to worry about obtaining the right amount of macro and micronutrients. Meal delivery programs range in their food selection, the condition-specific plans that they offer, and of course, pricing. Some programs even have a registered dietitian available to speak with individuals about specific nutritional requirements and questions.

Explore options and find the right program for you

Some of these options are: 

  • Mom’s Meals: They have specific meal plans which include vegetarian, heart-healthy (low sodium, low fat), diabetic-friendly, renal-friendly, and gluten-free. They also have a registered dietitian available to speak with regarding nutritional needs. You may qualify for government or health plan assistance and have Mom’s Meals delivered at little or no cost to you if you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions below:
    • Are you over 65?
    • Are you disabled?
    • Do you require assistance with grocery shopping and/or preparing meals?
    • Are you on Medicaid/Medicare or a member of a Health Insurance Plan that offers a paid meal benefit?
  • Freshly: Nutritional Facts label for each meal is displayed on their site.
  • Veestro: Weight loss meal plan available, Nutritional Facts label for each meal is displayed on their site.
  • Factor75: Complementary nutrition consultation is provided.
  • FreshDirect: Entrees can be purchased separately.

How do I put what I have learned into action? 

Glad you asked! Click on the topics below to jump-start good eating habits that will help you heal your wounds faster 

When to contact your healthcare provider

In general, if there is little to no improvement in the condition of your wound/pressure ulcer, it is a good time to reach out to your healthcare provider. Proper nutrition can pave the way to a clean and healthy wound, as well as improve your overall health and well-being. 

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