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Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community

Workshop Summary


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-25310-9ISBN-10: 0-309-25310-1


In light of the increasing numbers of older adults choosing to live independently rather than in nursing homes, and the important role nutrition can play in healthy aging, the IOM (Institute of Medicine) convened a public workshop to illuminate issues related to community-based delivery of nutrition services for older adults and to identify nutrition interventions and model programs which promote (1) successful transitions from acute, subacute, and chronic care to home and (2) health and independent living in the community, as well as to highlight needed research priorities. It is envisioned that the workshop will improve awareness and understanding of technical and policy issues related to nutrition needs of older adults in community settings by fostering increased dialogue among health, nutrition, and social services policy makers and researchers. This foundation will facilitate better informed and more effective plans and decisions by government and nongovernment policy makers, implementing agencies, and others informed by the workshop and this summary.

Rapporteurs: Sheila Moats, Julia Hoglund

This study was supported by Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139, Task Order No. 235, between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health (Division of Nutrition Research Coordination and Office of Dietary Supplements) and by Contract No. HHSP233201100557P from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Administration on Aging), and grants from Abbott Laboratories, the Meals On Wheels Association of America, and the Meals On Wheels Research Foundation.

Suggested citation:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2012. Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright © 2012, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK91530PMID: 22787687DOI: 10.17226/13344


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