Governor proclaims March 13-17, 2023, Nutrition Awareness Week

INDIANANational Nutrition Month® is celebrated every year in the month of March, and as part of this celebration Governor Holcomb has proclaimed March 13-17, 2023, as Nutrition Awareness Week across the state of Indiana.

To read the proclamation, click here. A special meal will be served at congregate nutrition sites during this week that embodies the theme of “Fuel for the Future.”

For over 50 years, the Older Americans Act Title III Nutrition Program has funded home-delivered and congregate meals to help ensure older adults have opportunities to stay healthy, independent, and connected. The program also plays an integral part in Indiana’s provision of sustenance and so much more to our older community members, especially those most vulnerable to food insecurity, chronic health conditions, and social isolation.

The senior nutrition programs operated through Indiana’s INconnect Alliance, help older adults access healthy foods, provide nutrition screening, nutrition education, social opportunities, and other supports that encourage well-being. Indiana’s nutrition program provided over 1.9 million meals in FFY 2022 serving over 20,000 clients nutritious meals that meet the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Meals are provided free of charge and depending on the circumstances are funded by Title III-C of the Older Americans Act, SSBG, CHOICE, and/or local resources. Individuals are however encouraged to make a small donation to further support the program.

The INconnect Alliance is comprised of fifteen Aging and Disability Resource Centers, located within the Area Agencies on Aging, serving sixteen areas, throughout Indiana. To find your local INconnect Alliance member click here or call 1-800-713-9023.