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Senior Hunger & Nutrition

Helping older adults maintain healthy nutrition

Help us bust myths about seniors and SNAP


Senior hunger and nutrition are significant issues in the U.S., with more than 10 million older Americans at risk of hunger and about 10% of adults experiencing malnutrition.

The good news is that there are resources available to help individuals access the food they need and community-based programs to support older adults in developing healthy eating habits.

How NCOA Helps

NCOA’s Center for Benefits Access and Center for Healthy Aging work together to support older adults in accessing valuable benefits and making healthy food choices through several initiatives:

The materials on this page have been supported by Abbott Nutrition, the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging, Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Walmart Foundation.

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Hunger and Nutrition Blog

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