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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Storing and Preparing Meals

How meals are stored, prepared, and delivered impacts their nutrition and shelf life. According to Better Health Channel, “A variety of things can happen during the growing, harvesting, storage and preparing of food that can affect its nutritional content.” LifeSpring Home Nutrition uses best practices in storing and preparing meals to ensure foods remain highly nutritious and delicious. 

The Importance of Storing and Preparing Meals Effectively

Ensuring food is properly handled and stored is crucial for meal delivery services. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “Storing food properly can help prevent foodborne illnesses.” Food safety is an essential part of meal preparation and delivery. LifeSpring Home Nutrition uses effective and efficient processes for storing and preparing food. 

The company prioritizes food safety by doing the following: 

  • Ensuring meals are stored at the proper temperatures 
  • Using airtight packing and other methods for containing nutrients 
  • Labeling food with the preparation and packaging date 
  • Following strict sanitation procedures
  • Regularly retraining kitchen staff on best practices 
  • Remain consistent with all products 

Everyone from the registered dietician (RD) to the meal prep team and drivers are trained to ensure food is properly handled and stored. Community members trust LifeSpring Home Nutrition to provide excellent, high-quality meals.  

Best Practices for Storing and Preparing Meals

LifeSpring Home Nutrition uses best practices to ensure all meals are nutritious, delicious, and healthy. Below are some policies, procedures, and guidelines used to ensure food safety.

Temperature Control

Foods must be cooked and stored within a specific temperature range to ensure meals remain safe to eat. The food preparation team at LifeSpring Home Nutrition keeps all meals stored within recommended temperatures to reduce the growth of bacteria and other potential contaminants.

According to the FDA, to stop bacteria from growing, refrigerated food should be kept “at or below 40° F (4° C). The freezer temperature should be 0° F (-18° C).” The food preparation team regularly monitors fridge and freezer temperatures to ensure they remain within the recommended range.


Food packaging is one of the most vital aspects of storing premade foods. LifeSpring Home Nutrition uses airtight containers to do the following: 

  • Prevent cross-contamination
  • Preserve food quality
  • Prevent moisture buildup 

According to Environmental Health Perspectives, “In addition to preventing bacterial contamination, food packaging also extends the shelf life of products, which allows for broader distribution and reduced food waste.” Reducing waste is helpful for individual clients and better for the community as a whole. LifeSpring Home Nutrition takes steps to cut down on packaging and food waste.


Proper food labeling is an essential step in preparing and storing food. Labeling completed meal products ensures the company and clients know when food was prepared and the “best use by” date. 

LifeSpring Home Nutrition labels each meal with the date of preparation and any special dietary information. Labeling individual meals in this way ensures the following: 

  • Meals go to the correct client 
  • Clients know when the food is prepared 
  • The meal prep and delivery team can track product freshness 

Every meal is labeled to ensure clients receive only the highest quality products. 


According to the FDA, “About 48 million people in the U.S. (1 in 6) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases.” Food safety is essential to ensuring clients receive nutritional and healthy meals. LifeSpring Home Nutrition follows strict sanitation guidelines throughout the meal preparation and delivery process to prevent foodborne illnesses.

Every employee practices the following:

  • Regularly washing hands
  • Wearing protective gear for food handling
  • Sanitizing kitchen surfaces and utensils
  • Properly handling ingredients

Food safety is essential for medically tailored meals (MTMs) and other specialized meal plans provided by LifeSpring Home Nutrition. 

Consistent Quality in Storing and Preparing Meals

Meal quality and content are kept consistent to ensure clients always know what to expect from their weekly meal deliveries. In addition, consistency ensures a high nutritional content for each meal. LifeSpring Home Nutrition maintains consistent meal quality by following standardized recipes and using quality ingredients from reliable sources. Every client receives the same level of nutrition and taste in their weekly meal delivery. The quality does not change over time. People often find comfort in knowing they can rely on every meal to taste fresh and delicious.


Employees are trained and regularly retrained in food safety and food handling best practices. In addition, every aspect of meal preparation and storage is monitored by managers to ensure the best quality. According to Cathleen Anthony, M.B.A., owner of LifeSpring Home Nutrition, “LifeSpring does everything themselves from the [registered dietician] assessments with our RD’s, making the meals in our kitchen to delivering the meals with our drivers to manage quality and keep integrity of the service and product by overseeing the entire process ourselves.” The company expects every employee to meet very high standards in food safety.

Delivery Planning

Deliveries are carefully planned to ensure the meals always stay at the recommended temperature and arrive promptly. The delivery routes are optimized to ensure one person can easily cover each region. Every delivery driver is assigned to a specific region, ensuring clients always interact with the same person. By always assigning drivers to the same area, LifeSpring Home Nutrition ensures drivers are familiar with the clients and can navigate the route efficiently.

Storing and preparing meals properly ensures they remain safe to eat for longer and retain the most nutritional value. LifeSpring Home Nutrition uses strict policies and procedures to ensure safe food preparation, storage, and handling during every step of the process. To learn more about how to receive home meal deliveries, call 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.