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White House says Meals on Wheels is “not showing any results.” Research says otherwise.
Briefing journalists today, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney cited the Meals on Wheels program as an example of spending money on something that “sounds great” but is “not showing any results.” The basic result of delivering meals to home-bound seniors is, of course, food being consumed. There is even a convenient review study of published studies, which finds “home-delivered meal programs to significantly improve diet quality, increase nutrient intakes, and reduce food insecurity and nutritional risk among participants.” A later study conducted by the Brown School of Public Health with AARP Foundation funding finds substantial gains in mental health as well. Read more