Food insecurity has increased among older adults approximately 60% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rates have been especially high among Black and Hispanic older adults. Access to nutritious food is a key social determinant of health among older adults. Given the challenges with accessing food during the pandemic, many organizations and agencies have explored innovative ways to combat this issue.
The June AFPHS training focused on nutrition and food insecurity among older adults. Speakers from the national and local levels provided an overview of the issue and highlight strategies and initiatives being used to address food access among older adults.