Nutrition Programs
Programs to Help You Eat Nutritiously and Affordably


Good nutrition is critical to supporting independent and healthy aging. Many barriers can keep older adults from maintaining good nutrition, including lack of financial resources, poor transportation options, limited mobility, declining physical and mental health, and social isolation.

FTAAAD nutrition programs provide meals, socialization, and nutrition education and counseling to adults age 60 and over. These services are provided in 15 congregate settings (such as senior centers or select senior housing), as well as to homebound older adults in all eight Northeast Tennessee counties. 

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DO I QUALIFY FOR HOME-DELIVERED MEALS?
Home-delivered meal service, sometimes known as Meals on Wheels, helps sick or homebound older Tennesseans get a hot, nutritionally balanced home-delivered meal. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WHAT ARE CONGREGATE MEALS?
These healthy, tasty meals are served at over 215 senior centers, community centers, and other locations across the state. These centers serve meals Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Meals are available to anyone 60 years old and older, as well as their spouses, at no cost. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WHERE CAN I FIND A CONGREGATE MEAL?
Congregate meal locations administered by FTAAAD are generally found at senior centers or senior housing. Other community organizations also host congregate meals as well, often at churches or community centers. CLICK HERE to learn more.

APPLY FOR SNAP OR LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR  SNAP BENEFITS
The SNAP program has special eligibility criteria for older adults, which means that many seniors may be eligible for SNAP benefits but are not utilizing them. CLICK HERE to learn more.

HOW CAN I LEARN ABOUT EATING HEALTHIER MEALS?
A nutritional counselor helps clients develop healthy eating habits. They also develop customized diets and eating programs for those who have special dietary such as diabetes, high blood pressure, low salt and sugar. CLICK HERE to learn more.

OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Food insecurity in Northeast Tennessee affects all age groups, but there are many resources available to help combat hunger, provide nutrition education, and respond to short-term emergencies. CLICK HERE to learn more.