Contact: Jenny Bertolette
Meals On Wheels Association of America
For Immediate Release:
The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging Introduces
"Momentum: Advancing into Future Readiness"
Alexandria, VA, January 15, 2013 - The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRC) introduces the next step in its multi-year cooperative agreement with the Administration on Aging (AoA) "Momentum: Advancing into Future Readiness." This newly developed series of events and discussions will provide aging network programs the platform for a future-focused dialogue around the critical link between nutrition and health in the context of our rapidly aging nation.
The goal of this series is to engage the larger aging network in an ongoing discussion to share knowledge and practice examples. The "Momentum" series begins February 12 with a webinar on the role of quality nutrition programs in the community led by Jean Lloyd, National Nutritionist with the Administration on Aging. Additional topics slated for "Momentum" range from nutritional guidelines to the role of nutrition programs in the larger home and community based services and health care systems.
"Senior Nutrition Programs provide a critical link in the healthcare system," remarked Linda Netterville, Vice President for Nutrition Program Innovations and Grants Management. "Our objective with the "Momentum" series is to bring the best people, the best minds and the best practices together to address that challenge. Together with our partners in the aging services network, the NRC hopes to demonstrate that nutrition is an integral part of supporting the health and independence of our aging population."
"Momentum" materials will also be an invaluable addition to the expanding NRC library which now includes the complete proceedings from the 2012 "Perspectives on Nutrition and Aging: A National Summit," the first of its kind gathering of nutrition and aging professionals. The library is a clearinghouse of resources for professionals in the nutrition and aging network, available to assist local meal providers with the resources needed to provide nutritious meals more efficiently now and in the future. Through the library, the NRC hopes to encourage information exchange, highlight emerging practices and help build connections and collaborations among those working in the senior nutrition field.
If you are interested in learning more about the "Momentum" series, either as a participant or a contributor please visit http://www.nutritionandaging.org/momentum.
The National Resource Center is committed to assembling the most up-to-date resources and research findings on senior nutrition, health and the provision of nutrition services. This information will be available to assist local meal providers with the resources needed to provide nutritious meals to seniors more efficiently now and in the future. Its Online Library is a clearinghouse of resources for professionals in the nutrition and aging network. Through the Library, the NRC hopes to encourage information exchange, highlight emerging practices and help build connections and collaborations among those working in the senior nutrition field.
The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers. AoA works with and through the Aging Services Network to promote the development of a comprehensive and coordinated system of home and community-based long-term care that is responsive to the needs and preferences of older people and their family caregivers. AoA is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and is headed by the Assistant Secretary for Aging. For more information about the AoA, click here.