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
- Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative partners support older adults in applying for nutritional assistance, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
- Two federally-funded national resource centers focused on Chronic Disease Self-Management Education and falls prevention support state and community-based organizations in implementing and sustaining evidence-based programs to increase knowledge about choosing healthy foods and managing the risks of malnutrition, like falls.
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.