Nutritional needs change as we age

 The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review.

Nutritional needs change with age (click to read the full article)

By: Mallory Evans, Published September 5, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Nutrition, Senior Citizen Nutrition

Review Photo/ Kevin Graff
Registered and licensed dietitian, Dawn Wagner, takes age and physical condition into account as she plans meals for patients at Alliance Community Hospital. As seniors continue to age, their nutritional needs change.


Grape Salad Parfait

Grape Salad Parfait 

Yields: 7 parfaits      Serving Size: 1 parfait  Grape Salad Parfait


2 lbs. Grapes (Red or Green)

8 oz. Cream Cheese

1 c. Sour Cream

½ c. White Sugar

1 t. Vanilla Extract

1 c. Brown Sugar (optional)

1 c. Pecans, chopped (optional)


  1. Clean and de-stem grapes
  2. Let grapes stand to dry
  3. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, sour cream, white sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  4. Beat on high mixer until smooth
  5. Fold grapes into mixture
  6. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pecans (Optional)
  7. Dish 1 cup of Grape Salad into dish.
  8. Top with brown sugar and pecan mixture (Optional)
Nutrition Facts        Serving Size – 1 cup parfait
Amount Per Serving
Calories   496                       Calories from Fat     251
  % of Daily Value
Total Fat                                        27.9g 43%
   Saturated Fat                               10.4g 52%
   Trans Fat
Cholesterol                                   49.9mg 17%
Sodium                                       134.5mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate                    62.4g 21%
   Dietary Fiber                                2.7g 11%
   Sugars                                        56.9g
Protein                                           4.9g
Vitamin A    14% Calcium    10%
Vitamin C      8% Iron            7%