nutrition

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Good nutrition is essential to optimal brain function. These simple food switches could benefit your body, mind and mood.
Nearly half of Americans ages 65+ have prediabetes, but most don't know it.
Here’s what we know about older SNAP households and what they need at this point to weather the pandemic.
Increased need calls for higher SNAP benefits during COVID-19.
An older man wearing a protective face mask chooses a shopping cart at the supermarket
SNAP, formerly "food stamps," needs additional investments and flexibility to respond to the pandemic.
Recently passed legislation will allow food programs to ramp up home meal delivery.
Urban elderly
One in four older black and Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries is food insecure.
Depressed Senior Adult Man With Stacks of Papers and Envelopes
A proposed rule would disproportionately impact SNAP households with seniors.
Recent federal proposals would add additional barriers to an already underused program, including efforts to require older adults to prove they’re engaging in work activities for a certain number of hours per week or risk losing SNAP after three months
Imagine living alone, being frail or living with a disability, and unable to leave your house without help. Now imagine feeling a hunger pang, opening up your fridge to find it empty, or wondering how you are going to get your next meal.
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