Medically tailored meals promote health and health equity
"As we finish the May 2023 celebration of Older American’s Month (https://acl.gov/oam/2023/older-americans-month-2023) with its theme of “aging unbound,” it is important to consider how the concept of “food is medicine” can help address health equity challenges and give all people more opportunities to age well. The current focus on food as medicine emphasizes the use of nutrition to promote health and prevent disease."
Aging in Rural Areas: an important focus for addressing malnutrition and health equity
"Overcoming rural barriers to good health and nutrition is an important policy focus area, with rural areas facing greater nutrition risks. More than 1 in 5 older Americans live in rural areas, spanning from Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta to the Oklahoma Panhandle and Native reservations. A new article in OBM Geriatrics outlines how quality malnutrition care can help improve rural health outcomes and health equity for older Americans so they can enjoy a high quality of life in their later years by staying active and fully engaged in life."