VCAAA's Senior Nutrition Program's Recipes and Resources

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging is committed to providing older adults with a variety of resources to age optimally. In addition to home delivered and congregate meal options, the VCAAA offers free nutrition counseling, nutrition education courses, and access to recipes for healthy eating on a budget.

Recipes included on this page focus on the unique nutritional needs of seniors. Each recipe is registered-dietitian approved to meet U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and geared toward the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) and Adequate Intake for vitamins and elements for older adults. These meals provide a minimum of one-third of the DRI and accommodate diabetic and low-sodium diets.

Many of the recipes were contributed by the great chefs at Senior Nutrition Program meal sites throughout the county. These chefs know that seniors expect and deserve meal options that are more than just nutritious – they also want food that looks good and tastes delicious when eating at local dining halls or receiving home-delivered meals. Additionally, the ingredients of these recipes in large part can be found at local 99 Cents Only Stores and other budget-friendly stores.

We encourage you to check back regularly for more recipes and to reach out to us for additional information. To contact one of the VCAAA’s Registered Dietitians, e-mail,, or 

Upcoming Nutrition Classes

SNAP-Ed: Eat Healthy Be Active Community Workshops – Eating Healthy on a Budget

» January 25 at Gregory Gardens in Ventura, 2-3pm (PDF)

VCAAA Video Recipes

Senior Nutrition Placemats

Check back soon for more!

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. CalFresh Healthy Living (SNAP-Ed) nutrition and physical education programs aim to empower Cal-Fresh eligible individuals to live healthy and active lifestyles.

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