Bradenton, FL, February, 2010 – Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) recently declared Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee an Exemplary MOWAA Magnet Accredited program. Similar to the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) seal of approval, Exemplary MOWAA Magnet Accreditation is a clear indication that a local senior nutrition program operates according to the highest standards for program safety, program quality and program efficiency.

MOWAA Magnet Accreditation uses criteria designed to measure the program’s performance according to a set of universal performance standards. The rigorous accreditation process examines the program’s performance in several key areas, including resource development, operations management, meal and nutrition services, fiscal management, governance, and others. To receive Exemplary Accreditation means that the program has gone above and beyond the expectations of the MOWAA Accreditation Program.

“We are proud to have Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee as a Member of our national association,” said Enid Borden, President and CEO of MOWAA.“Achieving Exemplary MOWAA Magnet Accreditation should assure all of the members of the community that this program is a program they can trust.”