The Nutrition Committee reviews the current CSFP food package contents and other nutritional issues and makes recommendations to the Association.
A summary of Improvements to USDA Commodities issued by the CSFP Program include moving toward eating foods with lower fat, lower sodium and sugar and increasing consumption of whole grains and fat free or low-fat dairy products. These changes are welcome as the Program continues to serve a nutritionally vulnerable population while moving toward compliance with the recently issued 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The National CSFP Association Cookbook features recipes designed using CSFP products.
For information about the commodities offered in CSFP food packages visit: USDA Commodity Fact Sheets
Hunger is a serious threat facing millions of seniors in the United States. A recently released State Senior Hunger Data on Elderly Food Insecurity are contained in a State Scorecard from the Meals on Wheels Association of America. This report outlines estimated state-by-state 2010 rates of food insecurity among elderly residents.
“Making Healthy Food Choices”
“Making Healthy Food Choices” is a video from the NCOA (National Council on Aging) website. If you click here, it will take you to a video that can be used by local agencies for nutrition education. This is also great information for anyone viewing this page.