Senior Hunger and Malnutrition: True or False?

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Senior Hunger and Malnutrition

You heard and watched it on TV, skinny kids with huge tummies and without nutritional food outside the United States. Are you shocked to read about senior hunger and malnutrition in our country?

Feeding America reported, nearly 3 million elderly persons are served by their organization each year and 30% of seniors had to choose between food and medical care and 35% had to choose between food and paying heat or utilities. In 2010, there were 3.5 million senior Americans who live below the poverty line.

As caregivers and children living away from your elderly parents or grandparents, do you see signs of hunger or malnutrition when you visit?