Nutrition & Healthy Living
The USDA is responsible for providing a safety net for millions of Americans who are food-insecure and for developing and promoting dietary guidance based on scientific evidence.
The USDA's food and nutrition assistance programs help address the needs of low-income Americans. ERS examines how income, income volatility, and participation in various food and nutrition assistance programs:
Use the USDA's MyPlate tool to find cost-saving opportunities in your local area and discover new ways to prepare budget-friendly foods. Open Shop Simple with MyPlate on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Other Resources From Our Nutrition & Healthy Living Community Partners:
A new healthy lifestyle is a big deal, especially if you're struggling financially. 13 million+ Americans were food insecure at some point during 2019 but MoneyGeek.com has food assistance resources:
Maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet doesn't have to be expensive. There are several ways for aging adults to stretch their dollars, meal plan, and eat well - learn more via SeniorAdvice.com: