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SNAP Resources updated 1/13/23 pdf version
1. Average SNAP awards by city/town (age 60, single, living alone) – Dec22 (average SNAP awards and Emergency Allotment data) [Year-over-year data (Excel) to be updated]
2. MCOA DTA training – SNAP emergency allotments (2/7/23) presentation slidesself declaration medical expense, outreach partner flyer, fax cover sheetconsent to release information, 2023 Income Guidelines
3. EOEA DTA training – SNAP emergency allotments (2/1/23) slides Informational Webinar for Aging Services Newtork – End of SNAP Extra 1.31.2023.
4. See the updated website for more details on maximizing your benefits.
5. SNAP medical deductions checklist helps maximize your benefits.
6. SNAP Max Purchase Power – Want to see how much the maximum SNAP award can buy? Download the flyer here.

Nutrition News You Can UseOrganized by month, MCOA’s Simmons University nutrition intern, Suzanne Reasenberg, provides summaries of nutrients, disease prevention methods and health observances. COAs are welcome to copy and paste all or parts of the information provided. This includes the color photos (and credits) available at the end of each article. Shorten the copy to fit in your newsletter, social media, etc. Use them sporadically or for a year-long series.

Cooking as Self-Care – Looking for cooking demo/nutrition ed session? Share or show these videos in your center. Encourage your local community access channel to schedule the Cooking as Self Care (CASC) segments. Each is less than 30 minutes long and can be downloaded from Massachusetts Media eXchange (MMX). MMX is a video sharing platform hosted by MassAccess for the use of community media stations across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit

Month Title Links
January One Pot, One Pan video, recipe handout, MA-Grown Produce Availability Calendar
Bowl O’Goodness video, recipe handout, African Heritage Diet food list, African Heritage Diet brochure, Bowl Template, MA-Grown Produce Availability Calendar
Fads & Myths video, recipe handoutMA-Grown Produce Availability Calendar
April Diversity Eats video, recipe handout, Blue Zones meal planner, Food Safety and Eating Out, Global Foods for a Healthy Plate
Eat for Better Sleep  
June Stuck in a Meal Rut  
July Seasonal Picnic  
Waste Not  
Nutrient Nitty Gritty  
October Cooking for One  
November Holiday Features  
Cozy Comforts  
MCOA 2020 Fall Conference – Cooking as Self Care recipe


Assorted Resources

Keep Food Safe this Summer Toolkit May-June (social media posts)

NCOA’s Healthy Aging Evidence-Based Programs

Grandfamilies/Kinship Families Federal Nutrition Fact Sheet

Nutrition Community Checklist Self-Assessment

Considerations for Senior Nutrition Programs, Signage & Communication Resources, Resources List.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 (Chapter 6 Older Adults, p.121)

Stepping up Your Nutrition (SUYN) – Free training for councils on aging!
This is a 30-minute, self-paced, online leader training. It provides resources to conduct nutrition-based falls reduction workshops and malnutrition information and tools. After completing the online training, SUYN Leaders can deliver the interactive workshop virtually or in person. Contact for the training link.

Shelf-Stable Food Box List



Massachusetts Commission on Malnutrition Prevention Among Older Adults annual reports: 2020, 2019, 2018

Defeat Malnutrition Today (DMT)

DMT’s policy agenda

DMT’s National Blueprint


Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138