Nutrition is key at every age.
CICOA provides nutrition education to individuals and their families in neighborhood meal sites in Indianapolis and the surrounding counties to promote healthy food choices, improve health behaviors and manage nutrition-related chronic diseases.
Anyone interested in learning more about any of the educational opportunities available through our neighborhood meal sites should contact CICOA Meals & More at 317-803-6042.
Senior Nutrition Resources
Nutrition & Activity Tips
Check out these handy tips and ideas about aging, nutrition and activity from the CICOA Meals & More service.
Peas and Carrots
The Indiana FSSA Division of Aging publishes a monthly newsletter called "Peas and Carrots." Read the latest issues for nutrition tips and a fun word search.
Bingocize® is a fun, active program that promotes healthy aging. Developed at Western Kentucky University, Bingocize® combines the beloved game with nutrition education and exercise to help reduce falls and improve the health and well-being of older adults.
CICOA now offers Bingocize® virtually for seniors in Central Indiana.
Participants can expect to actively learn about various nutrients, specific diets, healthy food choices, hydration, and budget-friendly shopping. Additionally, a physical activity component introduces exercises and stretches, and it’s all flexible based on the participant’s own pace and ability.
Research suggests that participating in the program increases lower- and upper-body strength, mental cognition and fall prevention awareness. Additionally, Bingocize® has been included in the Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program of the United States Administration for Community Living.
To register for a Bingocize® virtual program, call (317) 803-6070.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
FACT: People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take action to reduce their risk.
Now through the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and CICOA, you can work with others in a small group setting to make practical, lifestyle changes that will improve your overall health. Studies show these changes also can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and its associated danger—heart attack, stroke, blindness and even amputation—by 58 percent!
No YMCA membership required to participate!
The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.
Contact CICOA Meals & More Service
To request a nutrition education workshop:
Call: (317) 803-6042
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.