Senior Hunger, Malnutrition and Healthy Aging: A Hot Topics Call on Feeding America’s New Senior Hunger Report

Senior Hunger, Malnutrition and Healthy Aging: A Hot Topics Call on Feeding America’s New Senior Hunger Report

September 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

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 About the Call

The State of Senior Hunger in America annual report series, published by Feeding America, documents the prevalence of food insecurity among the senior population age 60 and older in the United States. It identifies the geographic variation in food insecurity among seniors, providing data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The most recent report, released in 2019 using 2017 data, found that 5.5 million seniors, or 7.7% of the senior population, were food insecure in 2017. The study also included the introduction of a new report: Hunger Among Adults Age 50-59 in 2017. Findings reveal that in 2017, an estimated 11.3%, or 4.8 million, of older adults age 50-59 are food insecure. With the senior population expected to grow in the decades to come, this analysis reveals the challenges faced today by millions of aging adults and provides insight into the future challenges that may be faced by the next generation of seniors.

Nutrition educators will enhance their understanding of how food insecurity impacts health, etc. including chronic diseases.

Read the full report or executive summary.

The Healthy Aging Division is very pleased to host this Hot Topic Call which will also discuss the SNEB resolution now open for voting: Recommit to an Ongoing Lifespan Approach and Address the Needs of a Growing Aging Population. SNEB members are encouraged to vote online at before September 9.

Sponsored by the Healthy Aging Division

About the Presenter

Rose Saltalamacchia, MLA, Program Specialist, Senior Hunger, Feeding America

Rose joined Feeding America in December 2017 as the Program Associate, Seniors to support Feeding America’s senior hunger strategy. Her passion is to work towards ensuring food security for all, with special attention to our most vulnerable populations. She holds a master’s degree in gastronomy with a concentration in food policy from Boston University, and received her bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.

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