Marin Community Foundation Healthy Eating Active Living Community Needs Assessment

MCF HEAL Study

The Marin Community Foundation recently presented the results of this study to help guide the work of the AAI Nutrition Workgroup. While the primary purpose of the study was to guide MCF grantmaking, the foundation coordinated its efforts with the County’s Area Agency on Aging and is making its data available to the public.

Here are a few sample findings related to older adult nutrition:

46% of respondents below the Elder Index report running out of money for food each month compared to 7% of older adults above the Elder Index (Marin County Aging and Adult Services Needs Assessment, (2015).

Respondents below the Elder Index are 2.2 times more likely to report eating alone most of the time than those above the Elder Index (Marin County Aging and Adult Services Needs Assessment, 2015)

For more information . . .

  • Click here to view the full report and data appendix
  • Click here to view the summary presentation of findings