Aging and nutrition professionals responsible for nutrition program operations must be knowledgeable about applicable federal, state and local requirements, and must develop their own policies, procedures and standards to ensure that services are of high quality, and are provided in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Additionally, a well-run operation, with trained staff and volunteers, is vital to creating a welcoming and engaging environment that can attract new participants, increase participation of current participants, and help ensure the success of a program.