Senior Nutrition Program

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The Nutrition program for older persons and the Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) support home and community-based nutrition services for older adults.

The nutrition program provides balanced meals to individuals 60 years of age and over along with their spouses. The program also provides nutrition screening, assessment, and education to help participants meet their nutritional needs. There are two components to this program. Congregate meal services are available at community meal sites where elders are encouraged to attend, not only to eat a meal but also to socialize and participate in activities. These activities vary by site but can include exercise, games, trips, education, and information about local supports and services. Home-delivered meals services provides funding for meals served in the home of elders who are unable to attend a community meal site. The program provides the same level of information and education as the congregate meal's services, just without social activities.