Initiatives and Projects
training, technical assistance, information dissemination, knowledge building,
policy analysis, and applied research, the National Policy and Resource
Center on Nutrition and Aging (Center) helps the Aging Network develop
and implement a comprehensive, coordinated national system to increase
the quality and years of healthy life. The Center is one specific way
the Older Americans Act is beginning to build a food and nutrition infrastructure
for its Nutrition Program. The following sections provide information
on Center initiatives and projects.
Publications from The Center
Americans Nutrition Program Toolkit (sections posted as completed):
A web-based manual providing technical assistance to States and local
agencies in the administration of Older American Act Nutrition Programs.
Units on Aging Nutritionists/Administrators Conference: Linking
Nutrition and Health: 30 Years of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs
(Washington, DC - June 2-4, 2002)
Panel Reports: Dietary Reference Intakes and Dietary Guidelines
in Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs (Baltimore, MD - February
11, 2002 and July 17, 2003)
2030: During 1999-2000, the Center addressed nutrition and
health disparity issues across the continuum of home and community-based
Advisory Council: Strategic Planning Conference, November 8-9,
Research Workshop, December 3-4, 1999
Outcomes White Paper, P Splett & D Weddle
From Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs White Paper, N Wellman
White Paper, D Boss & M Alfonso
Roots Survey, N Wellman, J Smith, M Alfonso, J Lloyd
Meals on Wheels Breakfast Program Final Report (November 1998):
MMOW is a public/private partnership of the U.S. DHHS Administration on
Aging, General Mills Foodservice Inc., and the National Policy and Resource
Center on Nutrition and Aging. MMOW seeks to increase dietary intake and
reduce elder malnutrition risk in frail homebound older adults by providing
breakfast as a second meal. When breakfast is planned in conjunction with
the noon meal, the two meals together provide at-risk elders with two-thirds
of the Recommended Dietary Allowances.
Syllabi Project (2000):
list of syllabi, for both undergraduate and graduate courses, has been
compiled to aid faculty in developing courses in nutrition and aging.
Use of Medical Food & Food for Special Dietary Uses in Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs (Backgrounder)
This backgrounder provides information on 1) Roles that conventional food and meals, medical food and food for special dietary uses play in meeting the special nutrition needs of older adults today; and 2) Pertinent regulations and their funding impact on the provision of food and meals, medical food and food for special dietary uses in OAA Nutrition Programs.