GAO Request Made on Nutritional Quality in Federal Programs for Older Adults

U.S. Senators Patty Murray (Washington) and Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) have filed a request with the Government Accountability Office to determine if federally funded programs meet the nutritional needs of the older adults they serve.

The Defeat Malnutrition Today coalition’s National Coordinator Bob Blancato commended the action, noting it was made at the start of the annual observance of Malnutrition Awareness Week™. Blancato noted that Defeat Malnutrition Today’s interest in this study correlates directly with the growing rate of malnutrition among older adults.