Strong New Evidence Linking Medically Tailored Meals & Improved Health Outcomes
According to a new study published in the medical journal   JAMA - Internal Medicine, Community Servings' medically tailored meals reduce healthcare costs by 16.4 percent . The rigorous study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Evidence for Action program, utilized Massachusetts' insurance claims database and found that participation in a medically tailored meals program was associated with fewer hospital admissions and nursing home admissions, and less overall medical spending.

"This study, the largest of its kind, is heartening because it adds to a growing body of research into the health benefits and cost savings associated with medically tailored meals programs," said David B. Waters, CEO of Community Servings.

The study team, led by Dr. Seth Berkowitz of UNC School of Medicine, and Massachusetts Department of Health, linked data at the individual level from the 2011-2015 Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database with the medically tailored meal delivery records from Community Servings. Researchers estimated a 16.4 percent difference in average monthly medical costs ($3,838 versus $4,591) for individuals receiving medically tailored meals from Community Servings. The meals' recipients, among the highest cost, highest needs patients in the state, had significantly fewer hospital and nursing home admissions then the control group.

Learn more about the study and download our white paper , Medically Tailored Meals & Healthcare Utilization .
A Gift for Mom, Meals for a Mom in Need
This Mother's Day, honor the special women in your life while making a meaningful difference. We'll send a special Mother's Day card with your personal message inside, and you'll help provide nutritious meals to families struggling with critical & chronic illnesses. Purchase your card by Wednesday, May 8th!
May 9
Farm to Fork Spring Social: Hosted by Community Servings' Young Leaders. Purchase tickets .

May 12
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th! Send mom a special Mother's Day card from Community Servings & help provide a week of meals for a mom in need. Purchase your card by Wednesday, May 8th at meals4moms.org .
Cooking with Local, Seasonal Produce
In addition to providing delicious medically tailored meals to our critically and chronically ill clients, we also offer nutrition education for individuals in the community who are nutritionally vulnerable and for clients who are no longer in need of our delivered meals.

Led by our registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), these classes teach participants how to maintain and improve their health through the food choices they make and the techniques they use to prepare food at home.

Every year, our RDNs lead a series of free, healthy cooking classes in partnership with Land's Sake Farm and the Town of Weston - Farm to Fork. Our Farm to Fork classes run weekly from June until October, and focus on cooking with seasonal, locally-grown produce. Participants enjoy samples of prepared dishes, recipes to take home, and produce from Land's Sake Farm.

We invite members of the community who would benefit from this class to join us! RSVP to Beth Kitzis at bkitzis@servings.org or 617.522.7777 ext. 223. For more information, visit our website or view the class flyer .
Cauliflower rice is an easy, high-fiber, low-calorie alternative to regular rice. Serve this version topped with crispy baked tofu and sauteed vegetables and you’ve got a stellar vegetarian main course!

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Thank You!
To Blue Hills Charitable Foundation for their $10,000 grant to provide medically tailored meals to 775 clients in Hyde Park, West Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and South Boston.

To Boston Scientific for their $5,000 grant to help fund our food and nutrition program.

To Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS for their $40,000 grant to help prepare and deliver nutritious meals to our clients living with critical and chronic illnesses.