The NRCNA is designed to assist the national aging network, including local nutrition programs as well as national associations and state and regional agencies involved with aging, in the implementation of the nutrition portions of the Older Americans Act.
New Issue Brief Available: Opportunities to Improve Nutrition for Older Adults and Reduce Risk of Poor Health Outcomes
A new Issue Brief is now available that addresses opportunities to improve nutrition for older adults and also reduce the risk of poor health outcomes. During National Nutrition Month we focus time on the issue of nutrition, because as people age, they may experience malnutrition. Appetite and the body’s ability to process food may decrease with age, while health conditions and use of medications that can affect nutrition status may increase. In addition, limited ability to shop for and prepare food can affect a person’s access to it. Factors like isolation and depression also can affect nutrition.
2:00 to 3:00 pm CST
This presentation provides strategies for healthier vending options through the following: (i) steps to developing healthy vending machine initiative; (ii) using tools to survey vending machines and implementing new guidelines; and, (iii) integrating examples and links to resources related to healthy vending machine for your initiative.
Audience: Providers who provide Supports for Community Living services to people with IDD and others seeking to increase healthy options in their organization’s vending machines.