For older adults who participate in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, nutrition-related outcomes include increased calcium intake, improved access to fresh produce, increased fruit and vegetable consumption, stimulated interest in healthy foods and improved quality of life. Further research on nutrition-related outcomes related to participation in USDA programs is needed.
Overall strength of the available supporting evidence: Grade I - good; Grade II - fair; Grade III - limited; Grade IV - expert opinion; Grade V: not assignable
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Date of Literature Review for the Evidence Analysis: January 2009
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Improved Outcomes from USDA Programs 2009
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