Nutrition is a vital component of our health and well-being, especially as we age. Sometimes older adults lack access to high-quality, nutritious food they need to remain healthy and independent.
Since 1972, the national Senior Nutrition Program has been there to support older adults by providing nutrition services across the country. Funded by the Older Americans Act, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) provides grants to states to support a network of local programs that deliver nutrition services to older adults. These programs promote healthy eating, decrease social isolation, and support better health. This March, HESSCO is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Senior Nutrition Program.