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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Last Reviewed: December 2021
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends home-delivered and congregate meal services for older adults — age 60 years and older — living independently to reduce malnutrition. CPSTF found that home-delivered meal services also increase energy intake and improve health-related quality of life and well-being. CPSTF found the evidence is insufficient to determine if congregate meal services — those provided in groups settings like senior centers — provide this additional benefit.
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2021). Nutrition: Home-delivered and Congregate Meal Services for Older Adults. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/nutrition-home-delivered-and-congregate-meal-services-older-adults