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Social determinants of health (SDOH) encompass the social, economic, and environmental factors that can affect individuals’ health and quality of life.  

Findings on nutrition knowledge and food insecurity among older adults.

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Bob Blancato, executive director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and chair of the American Society on Aging, writes an article for Next Avenue, discussing malnutrition and how it affects the elderly, particularly veterans. Blancato outlines the risks of leaving malnutrition untreated and identifies several opportunities for further improvement, which include: […]

As we age, small shifts in food and beverage choices can help to improve our overall health. In this video, Carla Hall shows us how swapping spices for salt can help you live a longer, healthier life as she cooks up southern soup beans and hot water cornbread. Ingredient List & Preparation Instructions: Southern Soup […]

As people age, their nutrition needs and dietary preferences change. But few have examined the shopping habits and eating patterns of Americans ages 50-plus—the country’s fastest-growing demographic. That’s why the IFIC Foundation, in collaboration with AARP Foundation, conducted an oversample of respondents ages 50–80 for the 2017 Food and Health Survey to help uncover insights […]

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Nutrition needs change as we age. We may become less active, our metabolism slows and our ability to absorb some nutrients becomes less efficient. This means that the foods we choose to eat, and the amount of nutrients in those foods, become even more important. Watch this explanatory video and use MyPlate for Older Adults […]

Healthy Living and Diet Perceptions, Food Purchasing and Consumption Habits