Let's Make Elderly Nutrition a National Priority
By Sarah Ford on March 12, 2015
In the United States of America, no senior citizen should go hungry. Unfortunately, hunger among our elderly population is a growing crisis—hunger rates have more than doubled for poor seniors in the United States in recent years. Food insecurity among elders increases disability, decreases resistance to infection, and extends hospital stays. Moreover, many seniors struggling to live on meager budgets opt to skip meals in order to purchase medication instead. It is important not only from a moral perspective but also from a financial perspective that every senior in America has access to adequate nutrition.