Nutrition Programs

Click this link to complete our nutrition survey

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA) has several programs available to ensure every Kansas Senior adult has their daily nutritional needs met.

CHAMPSS (Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors) allows those age 60 and older to choose from different entrees and eat at their convenience seven days a week at CHAMPSS locations throughout Shawnee, Jefferson, and Douglas counties. This program is for active persons who are not home-bound and can go to the CHAMPSS site to eat their meals. Participants must complete an orientation and submit a registration packet to enroll in the program. Participants are also encouraged to make the suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. No one is denied a meal if they are unable to donate.

Participants say they enjoy the flexibility offered through this program and the opportunity to be around people of all ages. The CHAMPSS meal program represents the future of senior care, inter-generational and inclusive.       CHAMPSS Information Flyer Link

 

CHAMPSS Orientation                

Click the YouTube link to view the CHAMPSS Orientation Video. This video describes JAAA’s purpose, the CHAMPSS enrollment process, and how the program works.

Please contact JAAA after completing the orientation to request a registration packet.

CHAMPSS Reorder Form Link       *Meals expire 12 months from when they are added.

Check your CHAMPSS Meal balance here              

 

Nutrition Education Resources

      Celebrate A World of Flavors National Nutrition Month 2022 graphic

This year’s theme is Celebrate a World of Flavors! Throughout March, embrace the foods and flavors of your heritage and other global cultures. #NationalNutritionMonth: https://sm.eatright.org/NNMinfo
 

Click on the graphics to find nutrition tips, recipes, and other resources.

Graphic of USDA My Plate Nutrition education                     

Click on the links for tips on cutting down sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar.

Cut down on Sodium    Cut down on Saturated Fat     Cut down on added sugars

 

Click on the links to view free nutritious and delicious food preparation videos.

MyPlate Kitchen’s Video Page              Kansas SNAP-Ed EZ does it Recipes     

 

CHAMPSS LOCATIONS

* Please click on the menu links for each location’s CHAMPSS menu. As a result of COVID, some locations are experiencing challenges in staffing resulting in modified open and/or serving hours.  Please click on the Hours of Operation link for each location.  Your patience is appreciated as we update this information.

Douglas County

Hy-Vee at 3504 Clinton Parkway     Menu PDF Link           Hours of Operation

Dillons at 4701 West 6th St.        Menu PDF Link      *Call 785-838-0100 for deli hours.

Dillons at 1740 Massachusetts St.    Menu PDF Link    *Call 785-842-2942  for deli hours.

 

Jefferson County

Country Harvest Apple Market 901 OAK St. -VALLEY FALLS      Weekly Menu PDF Link

F.W Huston Medical Center-WINCHESTER  Monthly Menu PDF Link     Hours of Operation

 

Shawnee County

Dillon’s at 21st and Fairlawn          Menu PDF Link       *Call 785-228-8760 for deli hours.

Dillon’s at 29th and California            Menu PDF Link    *Call 785-267-1797 for  deli hours.

Dillon’s at 29th and Urish Rd              Menu PDF Link      *Call 785-228-4200 for  deli hours.

Dillon’s at Hwy 24 & Rochester Rd    Menu PDF Link       *Call 785-357-2660 for  deli hours.

Dillon’s at 10th and Gage                    Menu PDF Link      *Call 785-228-8700 for  deli hours.

Engroff Catering-2127 SW Westport Drive                                 Pick Up Meals Call: 785-478-9290                                                                  Menu PDF Link          Hours of Operation

Hy-Vee at 2951 SW Wanamaker        Menu PDF Link       Hours of Operation

Millennium Café́- Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library                                     *New Provider-in process.  Watch for updates late 4/2022!                         

 

Congregate Meal Sites

Noon meal five days a week for seniors age 60 and older held at the following locations

Douglas County

PACE Center at 319 Perry Street, Lawrence

Babcock Place at 1700 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Eudora Parks and Recreation at 1630 Elm St, Eudora

Baldwin Senior Center at 1223 Orchard Lane, Baldwin City

Jefferson County

St. Aloysius Catholic Church at 515 Wyandotte St., Meriden

Shawnee County

Auburn Civic Center

East Topeka Senior Center

The First Apartments

Highland Park United Methodist Church

LULAC Senior Center

Papan’s Landing Senior Center

Rossville Senior Center

Madison St. Apartments

Silver Lake Senior Citizen’s Center

Tyler Towers

 

Home Delivered Meals

  • Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas provides home delivered meals five days a week to home-bound seniors in Shawnee, Douglas and Jefferson counties through a network of volunteer drivers.     Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas Link
  • Lawrence Meals on Wheels provides home delivered meals five days a week to home-bound seniors within Lawrence city limits through a network of volunteer drivers.   Lawrence Meals on Wheels Link
  • Mom’s Meals provides frozen home delivered meals to home-bound seniors in Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Food Assistance Program serves as the first line of defense against hunger. It provides crucial support to elderly households, to low-income working households, to other low income households that include the unemployed or disabled and to households transitioning from welfare to work. Food assistance customers can spend their benefits to buy eligible nutritious food and plants and seeds to grow food for their household to eat.  SNAP Information Link

Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP)

This program provides fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey from farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors via checks that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. For purposes of this program, low-income seniors are generally defined as individuals who are at least 60 years old and who have household incomes of not more than 185% of the Federal poverty income guidelines.   KSFMNP Information Link