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ADA Focusing on Older Americans Act

The U.S. Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions' Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging recently held a hearing to discuss the growing problem of senior hunger and ways the Older Americans Act helps address this issue. ADA's Healthy Aging and Dietetics in Health-care Communities DPGs have been working on the reauthorization of the OAA, and ADA staff and members provided input into comments made at the hearing.

The hearing was chaired by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) and attended by Sens. Al Franken (D.-Minn.), Kay Hagan (D.-N.C.) and Rand Paul (R.-Ky.). Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, outlined the three different and successful strategies to end hunger for older adults: congregate dining, home-delivered meals and nutrition services incentives programs. Robert B. Blancato, an aging expert, provided an overview of the program’s purpose and how it is being met. Blancato highlighted the need for registered dietitians’ expertise and nutrition counseling in these programs.

Ken Gordon, from the Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Vermont, highlighted the importance of senior nutrition in rural communities and some approaches that use local foods in programs. Mary Jane Koren, MD, MPH, of the Commonwealth Fund, made the connection between the cost of chronic disease and good nutrition. Kay Brown from Government Accountability Office reported that many of the nutrition programs show they have met their goals.

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