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Bob Blancato Discusses How Malnutrition Affects Older Adults, Veterans

Bob Blancato, executive director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and chair of the American Society on Aging, writes an article for Next Avenue, discussing malnutrition and how it affects the elderly, particularly veterans. Blancato outlines the risks of leaving malnutrition untreated and identifies several opportunities for further improvement, which include: […]

IFIC Foundation Releases 12th Annual Food and Health Survey

As people age, their nutrition needs and dietary preferences change. But few have examined the shopping habits and eating patterns of Americans ages 50-plus—the country’s fastest-growing demographic. That’s why the IFIC Foundation, in collaboration with AARP Foundation, conducted an oversample of respondents ages 50–80 for the 2017 Food and Health Survey to help uncover insights […]

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Eating Healthy With Carla Hall: Southern Soup Beans & Hot Water Cornbread

As we age, small shifts in food and beverage choices can help to improve our overall health. In this video, Carla Hall shows us how swapping spices for salt can help you live a longer, healthier life as she cooks up southern soup beans and hot water cornbread. Ingredient List & Preparation Instructions: Southern Soup […]

50+ Consumer Survey Highlights

Healthy Living and Diet Perceptions, Food Purchasing and Consumption Habits

Food Security Screening and Referral for Older Patients in Primary Care

Food security is critical for low-income older adults as poor nutrition can contribute to and exacerbate chronic illness. Download this resource guide and toolkit for health care providers.

About Drive To End Hunger

Since 2011, AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger campaign has been raising awareness about the problem of food insecurity among older adults, meeting the immediate daily food needs of hungry seniors, and working to establish permanent solutions to end senior hunger once and for all. Through a collaboration with NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports, four-time Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon, Hendrick teammate Kasey Kahne, and both public and private sector organizations, Drive to End Hunger has donated more than 37 million meals to help feed hungry seniors across the country.