The Older Americans Act (OAA) created the Administration on Aging (AoA). Congress passed the Older Americans Act in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. In 1972, Title VII was created under the Older Americans Act authorizing funds for a national nutrition program for the elderly, for the purpose of reducing hunger and food insecurity, promoting socialization of older individuals, promoting the health and well-being of older individuals, and delaying adverse health conditions through access to nutrition and other disease prevention and health promotion services.
The OAA authorizes and provides appropriations to the AoA for three different nutrition programs under Title III:

Congregate Nutrition Services (Title III C1)
Home-Delivered Nutrition Services (Title III C2)
Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP).

This section of the Library highlights resources related to nutrition programs under the Older Americans Act, and also highlights other important laws, requirements and standards which affect the provision of senior nutrition services.