Good nutrition is one of the keys to aging well.
The nutrition program provides older Hoosiers in Indiana that are at least 60 years of age or the spouse of someone that is at least 60 years of age, and individuals under 60 years of age that are disabled nutritional meals that comply with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Meals are served in congregate settings in an atmosphere that promotes good health, provides socialization, and provides nutritional education and counseling.
Meals served in the homebound setting require eligibility.
Meals are provided free of charge and depending on the circumstances are funded by Title III-C of the Older Americans Act, SSBG, state resources, and/or local resources. Individuals are however encouraged to make a small donation.
Congregate meals are provided at over 150 sites located throughout the state.
Contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center for location and hours of operation of congregate meals and for eligibility for home bound meals. ADRCs can be found on the INconnect Alliance website.
Helpful nutrition resources
Helpful information on nutrition tips, recipes, meal planning and more. An app is available for download to help build healthy habits. ChooseMyPlate for Older Adults
Nutrition resources for caregivers
Senior farmer market vouchers
Indiana WIC partners with the local Area Agencies on Aging to distribute vouchers to eligible individuals. The AAAs determine eligibility, provide nutrition education, and distribute checks to participating, income-eligible seniors. Interested individuals should contact their local AAA for information at 800-986-3505 or visit the INconnect Alliance website.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Provides food assistance to people and families with low or no income, including eligible older individuals. Information for the program as well as access to the application can be found by clicking here.