Social determinants of health (SDOH) encompass the social, economic, and environmental factors that can affect individuals’ health and quality of life.
Findings on nutrition knowledge and food insecurity among older adults.
To find out if you or a loved one may be eligible, use our free, confidential screening tool.
Be sure to count your medical expenses in your SNAP application.
Foods we eat are critical in maintaining our brain health. Learn how to eat smart with this great infographic!
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 […]
Nutrition needs change as we age. We may become less active, our metabolism slows and our ability to absorb some nutrients becomes less efficient. This means that the foods we choose to eat, and the amount of nutrients in those foods, become even more important. Watch this explanatory video and use MyPlate for Older Adults […]
Healthy Living and Diet Perceptions, Food Purchasing and Consumption Habits
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.
Every day many seniors skip a meal so that they can meet basic needs. Food insecurity can lead to chronic diseases and acute medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression.