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Nutrition Information for Older Adults

You can find the answer to many of the questions you might have regarding different food assistance programs for older adults by going to the following web addresses:

Stay Strong Stay Healthy  Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) is an evidenced based eight-week program for older adults that meets the recommendation for healthy muscle strength. The program's goal is to improve health and quality of life.

Kansas Food Assistance Program Overview.

Kansas Food Assistance Program Brochures and inserts in English and Spanish.

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services-- Find out about your local senior center, or answers about issues facing seniors, or how to get older Americans Act meals (congregate/home delivered) for senior adults.

Kansas Department for Children and Families has information about the Kansas Food Assistance Program eligibility requirements and an application for services. Other services include the food commodity program, medical assistance, and more.

Posters-- Monthly nutrition and health messages along with information about the Kansas Food Assistance Program. From K-State Research and Extension, Department of Human Nutrition.

Calculator to find out if you might be eligible for food assistance--The USDA's tool helps you find out how much you might be eligible to receive. Then apply to participate in the program. Available in English and Spanish.

National Food Assistance Program Information-- Questions and Answers, Pamphlets in English and Spanish.

Food Assistance Program Briefs-- Many news briefs about the Food Assistance Program.  From USDA stating the criteria for receiving Food Assistance benefits.

Combating Food Insecurity: Tools for Helping Older Adults Access SNAP--  From the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).


If you have questions or concerns about the information on this page, please contact our office at 785-532-5782 or email: sburklun@ksu.edu