Usually, caloric needs decrease as we age, making it essential that we eat a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients; however, quality foods can be expensive. There are resources available to seniors that allow them to eat healthy while being mindful of the cost. Organizations like Feeding America help locate food banks and meal programs near you.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is designed to provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs. You can learn more about the program on the USDA website.
Another available program is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which gives assistance for buying basic needs like groceries and non-perishables.