AARP Foundation is committed to better understanding food insecurity and nutrition insecurity among older adults and identifying ways to address them. Our purpose is to make sure all older adults have access to “sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”
The following research reports were either commissioned or supported by AARP Foundation as part of our commitment to improving food and nutrition security.
Recently Released Research Reports
This study outines the positive impact temporary pandemic-related SNAP benefit increases had on the health, nutrition, and well-being of older adults.
Food Security Research
Results from a study of older adults who received SNAP through an ESAP application underscore the importance of the benefit amount.
Nutrition Security Research
Nutrition is crucial for healthy aging and can prevent, slow the progression of, and in some cases treat conditions associated with aging.
This study explores how older adults with low income think about their nutrition and health, and what motivates them to take action and make changes.