Category: Nutrition (Page 3)

March 7, 2016

Nutrition for a Healthy Life

Constant exposure to our environment, the things we eat, and stresses from both inside and outside our bodies all cause us to age over time. This film explores those biological processes of aging, how we can maintain health throughout our lives with healthy lifestyles, and how scientists are learning more about the specific nutrients that can positively impact health. This film is the first in a series produced in partnership with Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science.  Learn more here.  
March 7, 2016

Healthy Aging with Nutrition

A well-balanced diet full of essential nutrients can help support a healthy life. However, people with deficiencies, certain diseases and conditions, or with evolving nutritional needs at different stages of life may consider dietary supplements to add missing nutrients to their diets. Supplements are not regulated as strictly as drugs by the FDA, and headlines on nutritional recommendations seem to change from day to day. Watch this film for tips on a healthy diet, how to safely turn to supplements, and how to be a well-educated consumer. This film is the second in a series produced in partnership with Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science.  Learn more here.
March 7, 2016

New Film Series Emphasizes Vital Role of Good Nutrition for Healthy Aging

The Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science, has released three animated “pocket films” that explain the role of nutrition in healthy aging and highlight some of the latest findings in nutrition research.
March 7, 2016

Heart Healthy Aging with Nutrition

Like everything else in our bodies, the cardiovascular (CV) system goes through the aging process. We do know that there are things we can do, however, to positively impact our cardiovascular health. Watch this film to learn more about the aging of our CV system, research on bioactive compounds and how they may help maintain heart health, and a look at how cocoa flavanol supports healthy blood flow.   This film is the third in a series produced in partnership with Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science.  Learn more here.
March 7, 2016

Press Kit for the Nutrition and Healthy Aging ‘Pocket Films’

This is the press kit for the nutrition and healthy aging "pocket film" series.
January 14, 2016

Infographic Incapsulates Malnutrition Crisis among Older U.S. Adults

This infographic casts awareness on the issue of malnutrition among older adults in the U.S.
December 15, 2015

Dr. Nicola M. McKeown on the Adhering to Dietary Approaches for Personal Taste (ADAPT) Study

For our latest Healthspan Expert Q & A, we talk with Nicola M. McKeown,…
November 13, 2015

DefeatMalnutrition Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a letter from the DefeatMalnutrition coalition, regarding the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Healthy People 2020 Objectives. 
September 14, 2015

Letter to CMS on Proposed Rule Change regarding Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs)

This is a letter from the Alliance to Centers to the Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its issuing of a proposed rule change regarding Infection Prevention and Control Programs (IPCP) in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).
December 15, 2014

Exploring Scientific Evaluation and Intake Recommendations of Bioactive Compounds and the Public/Private Path to Get There – Meeting Summary

On October 23, 2014, the Alliance for Aging Research, with support from Mars, Inc., convened key stakeholders from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and other non-profit organizations, the U.S. and Canadian Governments, academia, and private industry to discuss scientific evaluation of bioactive compounds. Dr. Joanne Lupton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition at Texas A&M University, co-chaired the meeting with Susan Peschin, President and CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research, and described the goals of the meeting as follows: (1) to identify concrete ideas for creating an evaluation process for bioactives, including intake recommendations, and (2) to address issues with and opportunities for public-private partnerships. She also shared a working definition of bioactive compounds and suggested it be used for the discussion: Bioactives, according to the working definition, are “constituents in foods or dietary supplements, other than those needed to meet basic human needs, which are responsible for changes in health status.” The meeting included four presentations that helped frame the discussion. These presentations were on perspectives from the Subcommittee on Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), application of the DRI paradigm to bioactives, lessons learned from research on cocoa flavanols, and development of public-private partnerships. Download the full meeting summary to learn more.