LifeSpring Home Nutrition

At LifeSpring Home Nutrition, we aim to address the global healthcare crisis by providing healthy, Medically Tailored Meals (MTM) with convenient home delivery at affordable prices.

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Prescribed Meals

Individuals recovering from acute medical conditions often benefit from prescribed meals and nutritional education. Therapeutic diets may also help people manage chronic health conditions, including diabetes. According to The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), “A therapeutic diet is a meal plan that controls the intake of certain foods or nutrients” and “is part of the treatment of a medical condition . . . normally prescribed by a physician and planned by a dietician.” LifeSpring Home Nutrition collaborates with registered dieticians (RDs) to provide clients with tailored meals for specific health concerns. 

What Are Prescribed Meals?

Prescribed meals, also called medically tailored meals (MTMs), are used by healthcare professionals to help people recover from or manage various health issues. According to BMJ, “Food is medicine interventions include medically tailored meals (also called therapeutic meals), medically tailored groceries (sometimes known as food ‘farmacies’ or healthy food prescriptions), and produce prescriptions.” Healthcare professionals are generally responsible for providing prescription instructions. RDs create meal plans following the prescription guidelines.  

Many health issues are preventable with a healthy diet. Communities save millions of dollars in healthcare costs annually by utilizing in-home delivery services. Some of the most common reasons people receive prescription meals include: 

  • Weight management 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Heart, liver, or kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Other chronic health issues
  • Conditions affecting movement and breathing

Some people may be prescribed meals if they have health issues affecting their ability to prepare, swallow, or digest food. MTMs ensure each dish complements other treatments. For example, the RD makes specific meal plans that will not interfere with prescribed medications. 

Medically Tailored Meals From LifeSpring Home Nutrition

LifeSpring Home Nutrition offers MTMs personalized to the needs of each client. According to the Nutrition and Aging Resource Center, “Medically tailored meals help to meet the needs of program participants with health conditions that require specific diets such as heart disease, diabetes, and HIV.” Healthcare providers generally provide instructions for individuals to use when signing up for an MTM plan.

LifeSpring Home Nutrition provides a wide range of meal options, including: 

  • Gluten friendly 
  • Purée
  • Heart conscious
  • Halal 
  • Cultural dishes
  • Brain health
  • Diabetic 
  • Cancer support 
  • Renal 
  • Recovery Boost

Each type of meal addresses specific medical needs or personal preferences. Every dish is created using the best ingredients to ensure optimal nutrition. People can expect the prescribed meals to help them manage their conditions and reduce the effects of some symptoms. 

How Do Prescribed Meals Help People Heal?

Prescribed meals address specific issues impacting people’s health and their body’s ability to heal. For example, individuals recovering from surgery may benefit from protein-rich meals. However, individuals experiencing decreased renal function may benefit from meals with reduced protein. MTMs are personalized to ensure each person receives the nutrients they need to heal and manage health conditions. 

Prescribed meals do the following: 

  • Promote healing 
  • Empower lifestyle changes 
  • Reduce the risk of medical complications
  • Improve quality of life
  • Address specific dietary restrictions
  • Ensure medication efficiency
  • Reduce or prevent nutritional deficiencies
  • Mitigate symptoms of chronic conditions 
  • Help people achieve health goals

Individuals heal more effectively by following a diet that boosts the immune system and helps the body stay healthy. All meals provided by LifeSpring Home Nutrition feature essential vitamins and minerals. 

The Best Diets for Medical Conditions

Every medical condition has different causes, symptoms, and side effects. Healthy diets should address these factors. However, most people are unaware of how their diet impacts medical conditions. A prescribed meal plan ensures people receive the best combination of proteins and other nutrients to address their unique condition. People who eat meals tailored to meet their needs have fewer medical complications and better overall health. 

Prescribed meal plans educate people about nutrition and may include: 

  • Information about mindful eating practices 
  • Low-sodium options 
  • Anti-inflammatory foods 
  • Support for bone health 
  • Recommendations for supplements
  • Meal timing and portion guidance 
  • Hydration recommendations
  • Macronutrient balance 
  • Calorie control

Meal deliveries address many of these factors directly. For example, frozen meals increase hydration and ensure people eat recommended portions. In addition, each dish is nutrient-rich, making it easier for people to avoid empty calories. 

How Does LifeSpring Home Nutrition Provide Prescribed Meals?

LifeSpring Home Nutrition partners with multiple state programs to ensure people have access to prescribed meals delivered directly to their door. According to Cathleen Anthony, M.B.A., owner of LifeSpring Home Nutrition, “With one-on-one Dietitian care, nutritional education, and home-delivered Medically Tailored Meals we can achieve and improve many of our population’s health significantly. As a Company we believe in offering the dignity of choice. We currently have contracts with Scan Health Plan, Independence at Home, Blue Shield of Ca, CalOptima MSSP, PACE & CalAIM, Partners in Care Foundation, County of Riverside, County of Orange, Huntington Hospital, HSA and are starting CalAIM services with Kaiser in 2024.”

Working With a Registered Dietician

Collaborating with an RD is integral to creating high-quality prescribed meal plans. LifeSpring Home Nutrition works with RDs who have experience helping people manage their health and recover from surgery or other medical issues. A dietician provides essential guidance and monitors people’s health to ensure meal plans remain relevant and updated to the needs of each person. RDs also educate individuals and communities about the importance of proper nutrition and how to address specific health issues.

Food is a type of medicine, and healthcare providers may prescribe medically tailored meals to individuals experiencing acute or chronic health issues. LifeSpring Home Nutrition considers each client’s personal, cultural, religious, and medical preferences and needs when creating medically tailored meals. To learn more about our services, contact us today at (800) 798-5767.

Hannah HKHannah HK
05:05 30 Apr 24
I cannot enough express my gratitude for your help and the fact that you respected my selective religious food choices, you delivered frozen clean simple disposable boxes of mostly ready to go meals , sealed, sanitary, cold in big insulated bags. Thank you truly !
S MawS Maw
23:51 05 Apr 24
I had a catastrophic event requiring a long hospital stay and at discharge my HMO offered Lifespring meal services. Initially, I was offered a puree diet and then as I improved a regular diet. Staff were kind, patient, and their supervisor, Christina was extremely accommodating. This is an amazing company who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive their meals promptly. The food is delicious with a variety of meals. I would highly recommend Lifespring.
J GrantJ Grant
19:39 24 Mar 24
Lora “LaLa” BenderLora “LaLa” Bender
00:09 08 Apr 23
My food.
M MaithalouniM Maithalouni
16:57 23 Mar 23
Balanced meals excellent customer service. Thank you
I've been receiving Lifespring meals for the past several years. I find them to be fresh, convenient, and delicious! The meals are both balanced and nutritious, and, because they are prepared fresh, and then flash frozen; all one needs is a microwave! Delivery is prompt and courteous, and if ever you want to make a change, the friendly office staff is available by phone. Thank you, Lifespring! 🤗😘
Garth ShipGarth Ship
03:04 04 Dec 20
Christina totally went above and beyond for me with excellent service.Delivered right on time to my door by the friendly driver. The meals are delicious and have definitely lifted my spirits through these troubled times. Thank you Lifespring for great service and the delicious meals you provide.
Leticia nicole AvelinoLeticia nicole Avelino
18:04 17 Mar 20
They have been a blessing to my grandmother for a low sodium diet, got her back on track and portions are perfect!
Samantha PerezSamantha Perez
19:36 27 Jun 19
I am very happy with the service provided and options for my elderly family member. Taste and quality earn a 5 star review.