This report provides insight into a national survey of Americans to determine what is being done to meet the nutritional needs of our younger and older family members. Key findings of this report note that nearly 1 in 3 adults had experience with/concern about lack of food among their family, friends or neighbors and 1 in 10 adults went without a basic need (such as food, medicine or health care) in order to provide food for another family member. This report identifies ways to effectively address nutrition problems using innovative intergenerational strategies and lays out a set of recommendations that invite our policymakers, business and community leaders, and advocates. These recommendations include protecting, strengthening and increasing access to food assistance programs, engaging the business community and providing adequate nutrition and health education to the public.
- Author: Jaia Peterson Lent and Wendy Heiges
- Publisher: Generations United
- Type: Report and Research
- Tags: children consumers families food assistance programs food insecurity Intergenerational hunger local providers nutrition professionals Older Adults policy recommendations researchers state providers supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP)