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Governor Rendell Proclaims Older Pennsylvanians' Nutrition Awareness Week
Date:2/27/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed March 9-13 as Older Pennsylvanians' Nutrition Awareness Week and encouraged people of all ages to consider how simple dietary changes can help to improve their health and enjoyment of life.

March is National Nutrition Month.

"Pennsylvania invests over $64 million each year to provide nutritious meals for older people, helping to ensure their health and independence," said Department of Aging acting Secretary John Michael Hall.

More than 175,000 older citizens receive about 10 million home-delivered and congregate meals every year. The meals are provided at least once a day, five days a week and help to meet the nutritional needs of older adults.

The Department of Aging and the state's 52 Area Agencies on Aging offer information and programs on proper nutrition for older adults. Volunteer and community-based programs also support the nutritional needs of older citizens.

For more information, visit the Department of Aging online at www.aging.state.pa.us.

The Rendell administration is committed to creating a first-rate public education system, protecting our most vulnerable citizens and continuing economic investment to support our communities and businesses. To find out more about Governor Rendell's initiatives and to sign up for his weekly newsletter, visit www.governor.state.pa.us.

EDITOR'S NOTE: the text of the Governor's proclamation is below.

Proclamation

Older Pennsylvanians' Nutrition Awareness Week

March 9-13, 2009

WHEREAS, March is National Nutrition Month, and Area Agencies on Aging and Senior Community Centers will be celebrating this ye
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