Project Angel Food prepares and delivers over 1,000,000 Medically Tailored Meals each year.
The medical lives of Project Angel Food clients are complex, and they require an equally complex nutrition intervention. Our meal plans are designed to fit the unique needs of the individual. We have developed a sophisticated set of food and nutrition standards founded in research, that have been shown to result in better health outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and improved patient satisfaction.
Project Angel Food's Associate Director of Nutrition Services & Therapeutics Alyssa Baldino, MPH, RD, and Executive Chef John Gordon collaborate to design diets based on scientific research that improve clients' health outcomes with a variety of medical conditions. A client living with diabetes requires different dietary guidelines than someone living with cancer, or congestive heart failure, etc.
Broadly, Project Angel Food prepares meals that fall into five categories:
Alyssa is constantly updating our evidence-based guidelines and standards based on the most up-to-date research. She collaborates with nutritionists and medical experts around the country to continually inform and improve our own Medically Tailored Meals program at home. Alyssa says the keys to the success of this program are:
Project Angel Food is a member of the Food Is Medicine Coalition (FIMC), an association of nonprofit medically tailored meal providers who serve people in communities across the country who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.