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National Nutrition Month®

Nutrition is important at every stage of life. Eating well provides us with the energy needed for daily living and is a key part of achieving good health. For older adults, consuming a variety of nutrient-packed foods has been linked to reduced risks for developing chronic health conditions, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.

Older adults may find help from programs supported by the Older Americans Act (OAA). Available for more than 45 years, the OAA Nutrition Program provides for meals in group settings and home-delivered meals often called Meals on Wheels. It also provides nutrition screening and assessment, education, and other services. To learn more about nutrition programs in your community use the search bar above to find your local Area Agency on Aging.