Founded in 1977, NANASP is proud to be a leading organization advocating for community-based senior nutrition programs and staff. Our member programs represent a wide range of essential services providers who support the nutrition, health and life quality of seniors.
With over 1,100 members from across the United States, we are national advocates for senior health and wellbeing who strengthen the policies and programs that nourish seniors. We accomplish this mission through a collective national voice and through local community action.
NANASP is an active member of the aging network and works collaboratively with key coalitions, including the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, the Elder Justice Coalition, and Defeat Malnutrition Today, on issues which concern the older adults our members serve, such as nutrition, Medicare and Medicaid, elder justice, Social Security and other retirement security issues, transportation, and older workers’ issues.
NANASP continues to work to implement the Older Americans Act reauthorization, recognizing its utmost importance to our members and to the older adults they serve every day. NANASP was instrumental in the 2016 Older Americans Act reauthorization. NANASP also works to increase funding for senior nutrition programs, including FY 2014 when our collective efforts secured an end to sequestration for Older Americans Act senior nutrition programs, raising their funding levels by $46 million that year, and FY 2016, when our collective efforts secured an extra $20 million in funding for senior nutrition programs.