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In order to thrive, you need food that tastes good and is good for you. Our nutrition programs are designed to serve seniors 60+ and adults with disabilities, whether it’s at one of our community dining sites or through home-delivered meals. Individualized nutrition counseling and education programs are also available.

Community Dining Sites

DACL has over 40 community dining sites across all eight wards of Washington, DC. Find a community dining site near you by visiting here.


Thank you for inquiring about the DC Department of Aging and Community Living’s (DACL) Food4Choice Pilot Program. We have reached the maximum capacity for this program and are unable to accept new participants.

We appreciate the community’s enthusiastic response to this new and exciting pilot. Throughout the remainder of the fiscal year, DACL will be tracking data in hopes to expand this program in the future. 

Home-Delivered Meals

DACL delivers prepared meals to adults 60 years of age or older at their homes throughout the city. The spouses of homebound adults or disabled persons that reside with these homebound adults may also be eligible to receive these meals.

Nutrition Counseling

A registered and licensed dietitian or other health professional can offer education and suggestions for improving your nutritional status based on your needs. This one-on-one advice and guidance is provided to individuals who are at nutritional risk because of their nutritional history, current dietary intake, medication use, or chronic illnesses. 

Nutrition Education

Nutrition education programs are provided to promote better health and well-being by providing

  • accurate and culturally sensitive nutritious meals 
  • physical fitness activities 
  • health information and instruction

to participants and caregivers in a group or individual setting, supervised by a dietitian or other health professional.

For more information about our nutrition services, please call the Information and Referral, Assistance Line at (202) 724-5626. 

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