We are excited to share that the Carter Burden Network, in partnership with The Rockefeller University and Clinical Directors Network (CDN), has been awarded a substantial two-year federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living to implement a dietary intervention to improve cardiovascular outcomes for seniors.
Serving 5,000 seniors each year, CBN provides 300,000 meals annually through congregate meals at its senior centers, as well as its home-delivered meal program. By implementing the plant-focused DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet at two of our senior centers, which has been shown to lower blood pressure in as little as 14 days, we expect to improve our nutritional services and positively impact health outcomes for seniors. CBN is one of five organizations in the country chosen to implement and pilot this initiative.
Learn more at www.carterburdennetwork.org/dash.