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GAMA program for National Nutrition Month

During the month of March, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens participated in the annual National Nutrition Month campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, inviting members to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

This year’s theme was Fuel for the Future! During March, the community learned more about Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians while discovering the importance of fueling bodies at every age, including eating while keeping sustainability in mind.

At the Catholic Charities St. Charles Jubilee Older Adult Center in Brooklyn, our Health and Wellness team hosted their monthly Grandmothers as Mothers Again (GAMA) meeting and kincare givers learned about the importance of incorporating a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains into their diet. During a cooking demonstration, members were able to see firsthand how easy it can be to prepare a healthy meal using fresh ingredients. The vegetable lasagna was not only delicious but packed with nutrients that benefit overall health.

To learn more about healthy living, our Grandmothers as Mothers Again GAMA program or to find other Catholic Charities Older Adult programs and services near you, click here.

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About Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens:

For over 124 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, through its social services arm, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc., has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, older adults, and those struggling with mental illness. Since 1975, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, the affordable housing developer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, has been transforming vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units and transforming the lives of individuals and families, and completed more than 4,450 units with supportive services for seniors, families, veterans and the formerly homeless. Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has provided much-needed food packages and services at 60 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries and has distributed over $8.5 million in food.