Adequate nutrition helps children and youth concentrate in class, improves their memory and overall behavior, and leads to better health and fewer visits to the doctor. For older adults, access to good nutrition also improves memory, helps maintain healthy physical activity, and reduces the number of trips to the doctor. To find out how Americans think we are doing to meet the nutritional needs of our younger and older family members, Generations United commissioned a nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive from September 24 to 26, 2012. The survey responses point to major challenges facing our country’s families, particularly with regard to their younger and older family members. This report identifies ways to effectively address nutrition problems using innovative intergenerational strategies.  It lays out a set of recommendations for our policymakers, business and community leaders, and advocates.

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Publication Date: December, 2012
Published By: Generations United