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Myth Busters: Falling Doesn’t Have to Be a Part of Aging!

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Jul 18, 2019 12:42:01 PM

With 33% of older Americans falling each year, it has become a seemingly general rule that falls are just a natural part of aging, but with so many factors at play, there is more and more research to support that this shouldn’t be accepted – or expected. In fact, the National Council On Aging has concluded that with proper care, a senior adult can expect to live a full, healthy, and fall-free lifestyle.
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Topics: Food Assistance Programs, Senior Nutrition

Summer Meals Feed Hungry Kids

Posted by Joann Pierre, MS, RD, LDN on May 11, 2016 1:44:24 PM

summer_feeding.pngThroughout the school year, many children rely on school meal programs to keep hunger at bay. Due to food scarcity in the home, these meals may be the only substantial nutrition some of these kids receive each day. However, when summer break arrives, many of these child nutrition programs end and kids are left hungry. This is when they require community assistance to fill the gap. Here are ways that communities can get healthy summer meals to children in need.

The Summer Food Service Program

Summer should be a time of rest and fun. It should also be a time for kids to develop in healthy ways so that they can learn things quickly when the new school year begins. Children living in poverty are at a disadvantage in summer because they no longer have access to the meals they normally get in school.

Hunger leads to increased illnesses and delayed development, which puts these children behind their peers when school starts again. If you wonder what can be done about this, you aren’t alone. Many people are unaware of government resources that are available for providing free summer meals to kids. One of the biggest programs is the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides reimbursement for organizations offering summer meal programsfor eligible children. If you want to mobilize a new summer food service for hungry kids in your area, your first step should be to look over the USDA’s programguidelines and contact them for assistance.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Food Assistance, Food Assistance Programs, Food Security

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