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Healthy Eating for Seniors: The Importance of Nutrition

Food is fuel, and as we age, this saying rings truer than ever before. In fact, nutritious food is important for senior adults to maintain body function, boost the immune system, and minimize disease. However, it can be challenging for seniors to meet these new nutritional goals on their own. 

When searching for the right senior care, it’s important to find a compassionate, trusted care partner who prioritizes the nutritional requirements of your loved one. At Moraine Senior Living, we view healthy meal preparation and meeting nutritional needs as the cornerstone of overall health, wellness, and quality of life for our residents. Learn all about the meals that Mom and Dad will look forward to at Moraine Senior Living!

Importance of Nutrition for Senior Adults

Proper nutrition is essential for your loved one’s energy levels, health, and overall well-being. For many seniors, appetite can decrease as metabolic rate slows, but just because they aren’t as hungry as they used to be, doesn’t mean they need fewer nutrients. Getting the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can help prevent certain diseases like osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. 

Additionally, your loved one may begin taking different medications as they age, which can cause a loss of appetite, dehydration, or aversion to certain foods. It’s important to acknowledge which foods they may not enjoy as much as they once did and offer other nutritious options. Nutrition is essential for your loved one, whether at home or in an assisted living community. 

Healthy Eating for Seniors at Moraine Ridge

At Moraine Ridge, we’re dedicated to serving quality, unique, and delicious food that our residents can enjoy. It’s our mission to “make every bite count” so that every senior feels happy, healthy, and fulfilled. Let’s take a closer look at how Moraine Ridge goes above and beyond to meet the nutritional needs of its community members! 


Your loved one can start their day off right with a delicious breakfast each and every morning at Moraine Ridge. Served buffet-style, our continental breakfast offers various pastries, fruit, yogurt, granola, and much more. Many residents find this breakfast is a perfect jump start to their day since it’s light, nutritious, and satiating. And we’d never forget the drinks—hot and cold! We offer a gourmet tea and coffee bar open 24/7, complete with all the extras like creamer and milk. Plus, residents will find a range of fruit juices, water, and other thirst-quenching beverages.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are a social experience at Moraine Ridge. Our large tables and comfortable seating offer residents a place to relax and catch up with friends over delicious dishes. For lunch and dinner, our award-winning chefs offer homemade, restaurant-style meals catered to the tastes of our residents. We constantly change our protein, vegetable, and fruit choices to guarantee fresh, nutritious options. 


At Moraine Ridge, we strive to make our community feel like home. As such, we offer an easy-access snack pantry full of nutritious, convenient snacks for all our residents. Most of our snacks are grab-and-go for hassle-free living, such as fruit and nuts. 

It’s our goal to tailor our meals and snacks to our residents’ needs. That’s why we offer monthly meetings with our culinary team for residents to offer feedback and additions to any menu. From breakfast swaps to lunch loves and dinner recommendations, we want to hear from you at Moraine Ridge. 

Dietary Needs & Cooking Classes

Life at Moraine Ridge is never a bore, and the same goes for our meals and culinary activities! We offer cooking classes that highlight different types of cuisines, so our residents can learn new skills while feasting on delicious food. Other courses discuss the importance of healthy eating, easy swaps to make meeting nutritional goals a breeze, and more. 

Healthy Living at Moraine Ridge Senior Living

At Moraine Ridge, our residents are our number one priority. From tasty meals and nutritious snacks to luxurious amenities and spacious rooms, we strive to make Moraine Ridge feel just like home. 

To hear more about our flavorful meals, compassionate staff, and state-of-the-art amenities, check out what our residents say here. If you’re interested in learning more about our culinary team and life at Moraine Ridge, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our team! 

Interested in Learning More About Our Assisted Living? Call Us Today!

Proudly serving the community of Green Bay, WI, and beyond, our assisted living offers vibrant, safe, and comfortable living. Our enrichment activities, top-tier security, and convenient location make Moraine Ridge Wisconsin’s premier assisted living community. Call us at (920) 468-3111 or contact us online to schedule a tour!

We are OPEN and would love to meet you. For your safety and convenience we offer Video Conferencing, Telephone Meetings, Community Tours, Simple Online Leasing and Sensibly Timed Move-ins.