Wellness and Independence through Nutrition Program begins

POCAHONTAS — Food insecurity reduces an older adult’s ability to perform activities of daily living. Nationally one in four older adults is estimated to be malnourished. Proper nutrition can help improve these situations.

Pocahontas Public Library, in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, is holding sessions of the Wellness and Independence through Nutrition Program. This program consists of enjoyable activities that can help older adults find new ways toward better nutrition.

The program dates are listed below and will be held during the library coffee hour from 2 to 3 p.m.:

∫ March 13 — What’s in Your Grocery Cart? discusses how the average $16 monthly food assistance benefit can help support older adults to access nutritious foods and meet MyPlate recommendations.

∫ April 10 — Gardening: Help Grow Your Wallet discusses how growing your own garden can save you on food costs. The gardening game will provide you with fun facts about container garden friendly vegetables.

If you have questions about these program sessions and to register, please contact Lola DeWall at Pocahontas Public Library at 712-335-4471.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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