Support Services to Seniors

Congregate Meal Program

Congregate Meal Tool Kit

Tool kit

Table of contents


Nutritional barriers

Community development and health aging

How to start a congregate meal program

Logic model for programming

Client satisfaction survey questions

Sample meal program survey

Meal Guidelines

Program guidelines

Food handling permit form

Food handlers training

Program coordinator position description

Congregate meal program glossary and monthly report form

Food Safety

Food safety title page

Food safety for older adults

Fight bacteria: Clean

Fight bacteria: Separate

Fight bacteria: Cook

Fight bacteria: Cooking temperatures

Fight bacteria: Chill

Fight bacteria: Chill storage

Thermometer use

High risk foods for seniors

Handwashing poster

Handwashing steps

Handwashing facts

Three compartment sink method

Transportation of food

Bulk food guidelines

Emergency plan


Sample menus

Light desserts

Nutrition and Health

Nutrition and health

Heart disease information sheet

Healthy cholesterol

Type 2 diabetes information sheet

Just the basics on diabetes

Vegetarian diet

Dysphagia and swallowing difficulties

Eating guidelines for chewing difficulties

Healthy eating and spending less

Dial-a-Dietitian poster

Purchasing Food

Purchasing food

Grocery shopping tips

Buying bulk foods

Wholesale food distributors in Winnipeg

Other food purchase options in Winnipeg

Local food sources

Where to buy Indigenous traditional foods

Inventory list

Menu cost report


Congregate meal program resource list

Additional resources list

Recipe ideas

More recipe ideas

Senior resource finder (English)

Senior resource finder (French)

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