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  • Hormel Vital Cuisine™ and American Cancer Society® Partnership



    The maker of HORMEL VITAL CUISINE™ products and the American Cancer Society® have a forged an exciting new partnership


    What the partnership means
    Improving the lives of those affected by cancer is the mutual goal that brought these two organizations together. Two together is stronger than one alone.

    The American Cancer Society together with its Hope Lodges are making HORMEL VITAL CUISINE™ products accessible to those in their care at locations all over the country and we are sponsoring Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events from coast to coast. These events will raise awareness and help bring nutrition during treatment to the forefront.

    Hand in hand HORMEL VITAL CUISINE™ products and the American Cancer Society® will bring awareness and change to the community. Helping those without nutritional resources and promoting overall health for all affected by cancer.

    The synergy is undeniable and we are excited to see the amazing things that will be done as a result of this exciting new partnership.

    American Cancer Society®
    For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society® has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of their supporters worldwide, they help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

    The maker of HORMEL VITAL CUISINE™ products has a profound mission to bring nutrition to those in treatment and those in recovery. We listened to the needs of patients and tailored their products to the very specific struggles they faced allowing one product line to nutritionally support a wide range of patients organoleptic needs.

    For more information on the American Cancer Society and to find out how you can be a part of these events visit

    For more info on HORMEL VITAL CUISINE™ products visit


    Individuals with dysphagia or difficulty swallowing can often have signs of dysphagia long before they are diagnosed. Unfortunately, undiagnosed dysphagia can lead to malnutrition, dehydration and respiratory problems.  Dysphagia can also be a symptom of an underlying condition.  Older adults and individuals with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, as well as those with head and neck cancers are at high risk for developing dysphagia. Continue reading


    Multivitamin/mineral supplements and dietary supplements continue to grow in popularity.  More than half of adults report taking a dietary supplement and over 1/3 reported taking a multivitamin in a 2011 National Centers for Health Statistic brief.  In 2007, sales of dietary supplements reached more than $23 Billion.  With this growth in sales, the number of products available on store shelves is also growing.  Dietary supplements are frequently advertised on television, radio and in magazines.  For many older adults, it can be confusing to understand which vitamins might be right for them. Continue reading


    Has your doctor or dietitian talked to you about increasing your protein intake? It is common for older adults to struggle with eating adequate amounts of protein and total intake of protein has been shown to decline with age. This can be related to appetite and taste changes, cost of high quality meats, difficulty chewing, or decreased energy for cooking. Unfortunately, as we age we lose lean body mass, which can lead to increased weakness, delayed wound healing, and decreased immune function*. Getting enough protein in your diet can be vitally important. Continue reading


    Do you get enough fiber in your diet? Fiber is found naturally in many plants and has been shown to support healthy lipid profiles and normal gastrointestinal function. However, most Americans consume only 15 grams per day, well below the recommended amounts of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for males*. Continue reading

  • HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage

    Have you tried our HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage yet?  Do you need extra protein without all the calories? HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage packs a punch with 24 grams of protein and only 100 calories in a 2.5 fl oz serving.  Just for comparison you would have to eat approximately 4 eggs to get the equivalent amount of protein.  It is recommended to be serve chilled for best flavor.  Some folks like to take it as a shot straight out of the bottle or others recommend serving it over ice.  If the flavor intensity is too strong for your palate and volume is not an issue how about diluting it with apple juice or ginger ale.   HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage is suitable if you have a medical condition that requires additional protein in your diet i.e.: wound healing, dialysis, bariatric surgery or if you are simply looking to add extra protein to your diet.  If you want to try it before you buy it please contact us and request a sample.


    Did you know that your body actually needs more calcium and Vitamin D as you age? That means many people have to work harder to get enough of these important nutrients in their diets. What’s the risk of getting too little? Inadequate levels have been linked to everything from high blood pressure to brittle bones. For those who are aging and/or having trouble swallowing, getting more dietary calcium and Vitamin D can be made easier with fortified products such as THICK & EASY® pre-thickened dairy and MED PASS® nutritional shakes. Continue reading

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