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Nutrition Services in Your Community

Image shows an older couple volunteering to deliver meals on wheels. He is carrying two large, red, rectangular coolers. She is standing next to him with a walking cane.

If you or a loved one have trouble keeping a healthy diet, there may be resources available in your community that can help. Contact your area agency on aging or local senior center for information on nutrition program services in your area. Available programs may include any or all of the following and more.

  • Nutrition consultation and education provides older adults and their caregivers with information and resources on nutrition, health and wellness topics.
  • Congregate meals provide nutritious meals, as well as provide opportunities for social interaction and activity.
  • Home delivered meals, also known as "meals on wheels," provide nutritious meals delivered to the doors of older Ohioans who have limited mobility, are homebound or lack transportation.
  • The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, available in select counties, provides coupons for older residents that can be redeemed for fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs from farmers' markets and roadside stands. Learn more about the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program.

To learn about programs available in your community, call 1-866-243-5678 to be connected to the area agency on aging serving your community.

Volunteer to support nutrition programs

Community organizations that provide meals support and other nutrition services for older adults rely on volunteers to maintain and expand their services. Consider volunteering to support a nutrition services provider in your community.