A Spotlight on Low-Income Older Adults

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Research has long shown that lower-income Americans face unique barriers to good health. The 2017 Food & Health Survey builds on this body of research while identifying new ways in which income affects nutrition knowledge, health priorities, perceived health status and food purchases. Low-income older adults are especially unique in their use of nutrition information and the barriers they face when it comes to eating healthy.

The infographic and slide deck below show the many ways in which low-income older adults differ in their health status, nutrition knowledge and eating behaviors. These reports were compiled from an online survey of 1,002 Americans ages 50 – 80, conducted in collaboration with the AARP Foundation.

Income is not the only factor that affects Americans’ shopping habits and eating behaviors. Visit our research page to learn what makes the perceptions, beliefs and behaviors of other subgroups unique. And join the conversation on Twitter about the 2017 Food and Health Survey using #dietarydisconnect.


Low-Income Older Adults: An Analysis from the 2017 Food and Health Survey
low-income older adults an analysis from the 2017 food and health survey
A Spotlight on Low-Income Older Adults



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