Files

Download

Download Full Text (255 KB)

Download Bridging the gap 2 Question Screen.pdf (146 KB)

Date

2015

Abstract

Many elders must choose between paying bills, buying medication or buying food. Some elders are unaware that they qualify for food assistance, or would feel stigmatized using it. Only 1 in 3 eligible seniors (60+) participate in 3SquaresVT (SNAP), a federal nutrition program of the USDA administered by the Vermont Department for Children and Families. Over 14,000 (11%) of Vermont seniors face the threat of hunger and almost 7,000 (5%) are at-risk for hunger (food-insecure). Food insecurity can be screened for by using Hunger Free Vermont’s Two Question Screen.

Clinical Site

Winooski Family Health, Winooski, Vermont

Keywords

Seniors, Food Insecurity, Screening, 3SquaresVT, Vermont

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Disciplines

Medical Education | Primary Care