This blog by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recounts a recent  Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing that looked at proper nutrition and seniors’ health and highlighted the risk of malnutrition and poor health among older adults and their links to limited access to nutritious food. Many seniors are food insecure, meaning that they have problems affording nutritious, adequate food. In the hearing, senators and witnesses repeatedly pointed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as an important support for seniors who have few resources.

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