La Crosse County, Wisconsin

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Nutritional Supplement Program

The La Crosse County Aging Unit offers Ensure Plus Nutritional Supplement for those who have dietary challenges.  Ensure Plus is a source of complete, balanced nutrition that provides concentrated calories, protein, and fiber to help patients gain or maintain healthy weight.  It can be used with or between meals or as a meal replacement.


We offer four flavors, Vanilla, Chocolate, Butter Pecan and Strawberry. It is purchased by the case, with 24 - 8 oz. cans per case.  The charge is $20.00 per case with a $3.00 delivery charge if home-delivered.  There is no limit to the number of cases you may purchase.

We do require a doctor's prescription. We have found that doctors are more than willing to write this prescription.  The prescription may be easily faxed to us at 785-6135.

We deliver every Wednesday and do require a 24 hour notice.  If you wish to pick it up yourself, it may be picked up at any of our Nutrition Meal Sites.  We will deliver it to the site nearest you and you can pick it up there at your convenience.  It is also available for pick up in our offices at:

      La Crosse County Aging Unit   (Click for Map)

      400 North 4th Street

      Room 2260

      La Crosse, WI 54601


Please always call ahead when picking up Ensure in our offices or sites.


For more information or to place an order, E-mail Us or Call Dawn at 785-6137


ENSURE RECIPES (using Vanilla Ensure)

Strawberry Shake

In a blender, combine 1 can Ensure Plus, 1 scoop vanilla ice cream and 1/2 c. frozen strawberries.


Chocolate Shake

In a blender, combine 1 can Ensure PlusŪ, 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup, and a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. For a tasty treat, add 1/4 banana.


Choco-Nutty Shake

In a blender, combine 1 can Ensure PlusŪ, 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup, 1 scoop ice cream and 2 Tbsp peanut butter.


Berry-Delicious Shake

In a blender, combine 1 can Ensure PlusŪ; 1/4 cup each frozen strawberries and raspberries, slightly thawed; 1/4 medium

banana and 1 scoop ice cream.


Orange Smoothie

In a blender, combine 1 can Ensure PlusŪ; 1/4 cup pasteurized egg substitute; 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate; 1/4 tsp vanilla.


Malt Flavor

Blend 1 can Ensure PlusŪ with 1 heaping tsp of malt powder.



To 1 can Ensure PlusŪ, add 1 tsp butterscotch syrup or 1 Tbsp butterscotch pudding powder. Add a little brown sugar for extra flavor.



Add 1 Tbsp egg custard mix (available in the pudding section of the grocery store) to Ensure PlusŪ and blend. For extra flavor, add 1/4 tsp vanilla and sprinkle with nutmeg.


Dry Gelatin

To offer a wide variety of fruit flavors, add 1-1/2 tsp of dry flavored gelatin to 1/2 cup Ensure PlusŪ and stir well. If allowed to set in the refrigerator, it may tend to thicken.


Kool-aid flavors

To add a variety of fruit flavors, add pre-sweetened Kool-Aid to taste to 1 can of Ensure Plus.


Fruit Puree

In a blender, combine 1 can Ensure PlusŪ with 1/4 to 1/2 cup canned, fresh, or frozen fruit (peaches, berries, bananas, etc.)


Look in the spice section of the grocery store. Add a few drops of your choice - vanilla, almond, lemon, or orange to flavor the Ensure PlusŪ.


Hot Chocolate.

Pour 1 can of chocolate Ensure Plus in a mug,

microwave until hot enough for you, add marshmallows to taste and stir well.     ENJOY!

Nutritional Information

Nutrient Data for all Flavors Per 8 fl oz. can
Calories 350
Protein, g 13
Total Carbohydrate, g 50
    Sugars, g 20
    Fiber, g 3.0
Total Fat, g 11
    Saturated Fat, g 1
    Trans Fat, g 0
    Polyunsaturated Fat, g 4.5
    Monounsaturated Fat, g 5
    Cholesterol, mg 10

For more information about other products available, along with more recipes check out the website for Ensure at Ensure thru Abbot Industries

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Updated:   02/28/2014