The Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc.

Long Island's Oldest and Largest AIDS
Service Provider Since 1986


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Nutrition Health Education

The Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC) provides eligible HIV+ individuals with monthly education workshops and one of the following two food/meal components: frozen meals or grocery/food pantry bags.  All clients enrolled in this program are assessed by a Registered Dietician within two months of starting the program to determine educational and dietary needs.  After they are assessed they must attend at least one Nutrition health Education workshop per month.  The workshops are offered either individually or in a group and are held in community settings, in the client’s home, or over the phone.  At the conclusion of the workshop they are provided with Food/Meal Services.

Clients on the frozen meals component will be provided with a minimum of 20 frozen meals. Each meal is inclusive of the frozen meal, juices, and snacks. Clients on this level of service are unable to cook and shop for themselves and are deemed home restricted by their physician. Clients on the grocery/food pantry level of service receive pantry bags each month containing the ingredients for 20 meals.

Nutrition services are provided directly to clients M-F 9 am - 5pm. Accommodations can be made for clients who are unavailable during these set times.

Healthy Recipe

Chicken Chili

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
4-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each)
stewed tomatoes
1 can (15 ounces) pinto
beans, drained
2/3 to 3/4 cup mild or
medium picante sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, diced avocado and sour cream

Directions (Prep/Total Time 30 min.)
In a Dutch oven, heat oil on medium. Saute onion, green pepper and garlic until tender. Add chicken, tomatoes, beans, picante sauce and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes. Ladle into soup bowls. Top with cheese, avocado and sour cream if desired.

Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 263 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.


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Any HIV positive individual who wishes to become a part of our Nutrition Health Education program should contact our toll free Hotline (877-865-4222) for intake and assessment for services.

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