Nutrition Services provides hot meals to seniors 60+ years old and their spouses (regardless of the spouse's age). This service is provided Monday through Friday throughout the year, excluding holidays. The daily hot meals meet one-third of the nutritional requirements for an older individual. There is no charge for these meals, although seniors are encouraged to contribute toward the cost of the meal according to their own capacity. Eligibility to participate in one of these two hot meal programs is based largely on a senior's need.
The head of the the Nutrition Services Department has a PhD in Health Administration and maintains her qualifications as a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian, and Certified Diabetes Educator. She is also a member of the American and New Orleans Dietetic Associations and the American Diabetes Association. She has supervised Nutrition Services at the Jefferson Council on Aging since 1991.