Good nutrition is critical to good health—no matter what your age. Studies show that the right diet and adequate intake are especially important for older people and that poor nutrition is the biggest threat to an older adult’s independence. Wisconsin’s Elderly Nutrition Program is a step in that direction. The program offers tasty, nutritious meals to anyone age 60 and older (in some tribes age 55 or older). Each meal provides at least 1/3 of the daily amounts of nutrients needed to promote good health. Participants are provided with an opportunity to donate toward the cost of the meal, but no one (age 60 or older) will be denied a meal regardless of their ability to donate.

Senior Men Dining in PublicMeal sites (Senior Dining locations): Many communities offer meals in a specific location—often a senior center or other community facility—where older people can easily gather for food, fellowship, and fun. It’s not uncommon for new friendships to form during these meals—which are usually served at lunch time; however some locations offer evening meals.

Learn More about Jackson County Meal Sites

Home-Delivered Meals:
Often referred to as Meals-on-Wheels, home-delivered meals are great for folks who cannot get to a meal site and who meet certain eligibility requirements, but still need a nutritious meal. Friendly drivers bring delicious home-style, freshly prepared meals delivered to your door.

Learn More about Jackson County Home-Delivered Meals

Referral for Services:
Please contact the ADRC of Jackson County at: (715)284-3978

Additional Resources:

Attached Document or FileSenior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
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Wisconsin Senior Nutrition Program
Attached Document or File7 Foods You Should Be Eating