Human Services

Director: Jennifer Johnson
Skagit Countys Liquid Meal Replacement Program

 

Skagit Countys Senior Nutrition & Meals on Wheels Program has a product called, Ensure Plus available to senior citizens for use as a liquid meal replacement. Ensure Plus is a high-calorie liquid food for use when extra calories and nutrients, but a normal concentration of protein, are needed.

Who should use a product like Ensure Plus?:

Ensure Plus is typically recommended for use by individuals who are losing weight, recovering from an illness, or are experiencing mouth or tooth problems that make it difficult to consume a regular meal.

Individuals should always notify their doctor before consuming a liquid nutrition product.

Nutrient Information per 8 ounce can:

Calories Protein Gluten Free Lactose Free Carbohydrates Fat
355 13 grams
(14.7 % of calories)
    47.3 grams
(53.3 % of calories)
12.6 grams
(32.0 % of calories)


Flavors:

Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Butter Pecan

Cost:
Ensure Plus is only available on the "donation system" to individuals 60 years of age and older through the Skagit County Senior Nutrition Program. Suggested donation is $25.00 per case of 2

Prescription:
A prescription or written statement of need from a physician, registered nurse, or registered dietitian is required.  Prescriptions can be kept on file with the nutrition program and must be renewed every 6 months.

Where is the product available?

Ensure Plus is available through the Senior Store at the following senior centers. Please contact the Nutrition Site Manager for assistance during the following times:

Anacortes Senior Center
1701 22nd St.
Monday - Friday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Burlington Senior Center
1011 Greenleaf Ave.
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Concrete Senior Center
45821 Railroad Avenue
Monday & Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mount Vernon Senior Center
1401 Cleveland
Monday - Friday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Sedro Wolley Senior Center
715 Pacific Street
Monday - Friday
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM