eSNAP Resources updated 1/13/23 pdf version
1. Average SNAP awards by city/town (age 60, single, living alone) – Jun23 SNAP data (includes reimbursed skimmed funds so values may be higher than usual), Dec22 (average SNAP awards and Emergency Allotment data)
2. MCOA DTA training – SNAP emergency allotments (2/7/23) presentation slides, self declaration medical expense, outreach partner flyer, fax cover sheet, consent 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. SNAP medical deductions checklist helps maximize your benefits.
5. SNAP Max Purchase Power – Want to see how much the maximum SNAP award can buy? Download the flyer here.
2024 Nutrition News You Can Use
January – Fiber & Plant-Based Foods
It’s Veganuary! No, this does not mean we’re encouraging you to become a vegan, but to learn to embrace plant-based eating. Read/Download
February – National Cherry Mont
Cherries are in season, so let’s head to our nearest grocery store to grab them. Read/Download
March – National Kidney Month
No, we aren’t talking about kidney beans, but your two kidneys! Read/Download
April – Arab American Heritage Month
During the month of April, the Arab American Foundation celebrates the culture and achievements of Arab Americans across the nation. Read/Download
May – Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Since May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month it’s a great time to tackle misinformation that surrounds the gluten-free diet and celiac disease. Read/Download
June – Beet Season
Summer is officially here and so are beets. Read/Download
July – National Grilling Month
Who doesn’t love to get outside in the sun and grill their favorite foods? Read/Download
August– Healthy Aging with Fruits
It’s the warmest month of the summer, which means we’re spending more time in the sun. Read/Download
September – World Alzheimer’s Disease Month
Since this month is World Alzheimer’s Disease Month, we will be looking at how the consumption of nuts and seeds can positively impact brain health and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Read/Download
October – Pumpkin & Your Vision
It’s October, which means we are officially carving pumpkins just in time for Halloween! Read/Download
November – It’s Soup Season!
Sandwiches are bread salads, but soups are liquid salads! Read/Download
December – Does Vitamin C Boost Immunity?
We might have to break one of the biggest health myths to end the year. Read/Download
2023 Nutrition News You Can Use – Organized 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 https://www.massaccess.org/mmx/
|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 handout, MA-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|
||Nutrient Nitty Gritty|
|October||Cooking for One|
|MCOA 2020 Fall Conference – Cooking as Self Care recipe|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the training link.