Category: Nutrition

May 18, 2021

Alliance for Aging Research Releases “Food for Thought: The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Aging” During May’s Older Americans Month

This May during Older Americans Month, the Alliance for Aging Research is raising awareness about healthy aging and nutrition…
March 25, 2021

Blog: Nutrition and Healthy Aging Featuring Bob Blancato

Bob Blancato, Executive Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs On a recent episode of the…
June 23, 2020

Blog: Fighting Older Adult Malnutrition During COVID-19

Meredith Ponder Whitmire, Policy Director of Defeat Malnutrition Today. Malnutrition can happen to anyone, but older adults are particularly at…
December 21, 2019

Alliance for Aging Research Statement on the FY2020 Budget

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2019 – The Alliance for Aging Research’s (Alliance) President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, has released the…
December 5, 2019

Alliance for Aging Research Statement on Changes to the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2019 – Alliance for Aging Research President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, issued the following statement: On behalf…
September 1, 2017

HROTW: Celebrate Healthy Aging Month with Proper Nutrition

September is Healthy Aging Month! For our Health Resource of the Week, we’re highlighting the role nutrition plays in healthy aging with a short “pocket film.”
September 30, 2016

New Infographic Highlights the Issue of Malnutrition in Older Adults

Today is the last day of Malnutrition Awareness Week™. To illustrate how malnutrition affects older adults, we've created an infographic.
September 28, 2016

This Week We’re Raising Awareness about Malnutrition

This week is Malnutrition Awareness Week™. Malnutrition is an under-recognized problem in the United States, especially among older adults. As many as one in two older adults are at risk for malnutrition.
September 19, 2016

Next Week Is Malnutrition Awareness Week

Next week, starting on September 26, is Malnutrition Awareness Week™.  We are excited to be partnering with our friends at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) to raise awareness.
June 1, 2016

Malnutrition: Healthcare Professional Tip Sheet

Many cases of malnutrition go undetected because the signs are subtle, those at risk are often difficult to recognize, and the symptoms may look like a normal part of aging.  This tip sheet helps healthcare professionals identify at-risk patients, screen for malnutrition, and personalize a treatment plan if necessary.  The tear-off section is for patients and includes additoinal resources and information.