The Nutrition Program administers and coordinates 24 local nutrition programs that serve over 9.1 million nutritionally balanced meals to older adults each year. Meals are offered at community dining sites or delivered to people in their homes.
The program offers healthy meals, nutritional risk screenings and assessments, and nutrition education and counseling. Some community dining sites may provide transportation and recreational activities. Culturally relevant menus, supper meals, and weekend meals are available in some areas.
The goal of the program is to provide at least one balanced meal to older adults every day. People aged 60 or older and their spouses are eligible to receive nutrition services, there is no income limit. The program helps older adults maintain independence so they can continue to live in their homes and communities.