The Administration for Community Living (ACL) was created around the fundamental principle that all people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and fully participate in their communities.
Meal Programs for Older Adults Improve Diet Quality, Food Security, and Socialization
Adequate nutrition is critical for people of all ages, but it is especially important for older adults. The Nutrition Services Program (NSP), administered by the Administration on Aging within the Administration for Community Living, is designed to alleviate hunger and food insecurity among the elderly while also giving them the opportunity to enrich their social lives. The NSP aims to achieve these goals, in part, by serving congregate meals at senior centers or other community settings and providing home-delivered meals to homebound participants. A new fact sheet from Mathematica Policy Research describes NSP participants’ characteristics; reveals their impressions of the program’s meals and services; and estimates the program’s impact on participants’ food security, social engagement, and diet quality.
The Administration on Aging Nutrition Services Program Evaluation
The Nutrition Services Program Outcomes Evaluation (Fact Sheet)
This fact sheet summarizes Nutrition Services Program participants’ characteristics and impressions of the program and the program’s impact on participants’ food security, socialization, and diet quality.