The Senior Nutrition Program is a Los Angeles City-sponsored program mainly aimed at the Sawtelle Japanese American community.

The Japanese Institute of Sawtelle (JIS) Senior Nutrition Program has lunch from Monday through Friday. Prior to coming to JIS, the program was featured at the WLA United Methodist Church and later at the WLA Buddhist Temple. For the past decade, the nutrition program has been subsidized by the Los Angeles City through rental of the JIS facilities and food provided by the City Nutrition Program. Each participant pays $1.25 for the lunch.