Nutrition Information for Older Adults
Area agencies on aging (AAAs) provide nutrition services for eligible Missourians. Eligible Missourians include:
- Missourians 60 or older
- The spouse of a Missourian 60 or older
- Adults with disabilities in certain situations
These services are intended to reduce hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition; promote socialization among older people; and delay the onset of adverse health conditions among older people resulting from poor nutritional health or sedentary behavior.
Nutrition services include congregate meals and home-delivered meals.
- Congregate meals: Meals provided by a qualified nutrition project provider to a qualified individual in a congregate or group setting.
- Home-delivered meals: Meals provided to a qualified individual in his/her place of residence. Home-delivered meals may be delivered hot or frozen.
Find your local AAA here to learn what nutrition services are available in your area. You can also call the Missouri Senior Resource Line toll-free at 1-800-235-5503 to be connected with local assistance.
Additional food resources can be found at the following links:
- Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors
- Double Up Food Bucks
- Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Where are my Local Food Banks?
Information about healthy eating can be found at the following links:
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- American Heart Association
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025
- USDA My Plate
Additional resources for assistance can be found at the following links:
This project was supported, in part by grant number 2201MOOASS, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.