There are several food and nutrition programs in the Boston-area specifically for people living with HIV/AIDS:
The Boston Living Center
The Boston Living Center offers free congregate meals for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Community Servings delivers prepared meals to income eligible people living with HIV/AIDS.
Nutrition Works is a collaboration between AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, The American Red Cross and the Boston Living Center that provides food and nutrition information to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Good nutrition is an important part of maintaining wellness, especially for people living with chronic conditions like HIV/AIDS or cancer. If you are a patient at Fenway Health and are concerned about your diet, you can request an appointment with our staff nutritionist by calling our medical appointment line at 617.927.6000.
There are several good websites you can visit for online nutrition information:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new nutrition guidelines
Food and Nutrition Information Center
The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) has been a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971
Home page of Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
If you are having trouble providing nutritious food for yourself or your family, there are local agencies who can help:
Project Bread operates the toll-free Food Source Hotline which helps 30,000 Massachusetts families find local resources to help feed their families.
TTY Line: 800.377.1292
Massresources.org maintains an online listing of food pantries and free meal programs.