Revision 21-0; Effective January 15, 2021
Older Americans Act (OAA) Title III-C, Nutrition Services includes requirements for congregate meals, home delivered meals, nutrition screening, nutrition education, and nutrition counseling.
OAA Title III-C funds are for nutrition services that help older people in Texas live independently. The purposes of the OAA nutrition program are to reduce hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, promote socialization of older people, and promote health and well-being of older people by giving access to nutrition and other disease prevention and health promotion services.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) must ensure all subrecipients, meal providers, and nutrition services meet the requirements of the OAA, and that they serve only eligible people.
In this section, a meal provider may be a AAA, a subrecipient of the AAA or a contractor of the AAA that provides congregate or Home Delivered Meals (HDMs). AAAs and subrecipients must keep written policies and procedures to comply with all federal and state requirements and the policies contained in this handbook.