Monday, January 11, 2010

Food security remains critical issue for seniors

The recently released report, "Household Food Security in the United States, 2008" from the United States Department of Agriculture reinforces a recent report issued by the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) at a Congressional briefing on November 19, 2009 entitled "Senior Hunger in the United States: Differences across State and Rural Urban Areas", which indicated that the total number of food insecure older adults increased in 2008 as well. In fact, since 1990, the overall percentage of food insecure older adults has increased, and there are thousands more food insecure older adults that range from those who worry about whether they will have enough money to buy food to those who cut down on the variety and kinds of food they eat to those who skip meals altogether. The full report can be downloaded at http://www.mowaa.org/hungerbystate

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