Nutrition and Aging Resource Center

Volume 3, Issue 3
Network Spotlight
Meet Bina Goykadosh, MS, RDN, CDN   Bina is a Nutrition Coordinator Consultant with the Virtual Smart Living Initiative, an ACL Grantee with the New York City Department for the Aging. Learn more about the work that Bina is doing and how she is changing lives by using technology to reach more older adults in her community. Also, see Bina in the cooking demo instructional videos linked in the section below.
News From the Nutrition and Aging Resource Center
Meal Site Metamorphosis   Join us on Thursday, April 6, from 10:00-11:00am CT for a fun, interactive session learning about meal site innovation. We will cover tips and examples from across the nation and brainstorm ways to make your meal site environment more appealing to your guests.   Register
Conducting Cooking Demonstrations Made Easy!   The Nutrition and Aging Resource Center in collaboration with the NYC Department for the Aging produced a series of how-to videos for conducting virtual cooking demonstrations.   There are two sets of video playlists, one for the moderator and one for the Registered Dietitian. Included with the playlists are supplemental checklists (moderator and dietitian) for each set of videos.
Playlist for the ModeratorPlaylist for the Dietitian
From the Administration for Community Living 
Celebrate the Senior Nutrition Program – Cooking Up Community   Every March, ACL recognizes its Senior Nutrition Program which has supported nutrition services for older Americans since 1972. We celebrate the many accomplishments of the national and local programs, we promote how nutrition services support independence, and we highlight important topics in senior nutrition.   Visit our webpage for more information and materials. The 2023 logos are available now and more content is coming soon. You may also follow #SeniorNutritionProgram to see what we and others are planning.   Save the date: Wednesday, March 22, 2 PM ET | Celebration Webinar
Register for the event!
Sodium Reduction Toolkit   The Administration for Community Living recently created a Sodium Reduction Toolkit with the following resources now available on the Nutrition and Aging Resource Center website.
Guide to SUA Sodium Policies and GuidanceBuilding Emergency Shelf-Stable MealsCreate a Flavor StationFDA Sodium Guidance and Healthy Meals for Older AdultsManaging Sodium in Meals and MenusSalt and SodiumSodium Reduction ResourcesSodium Reduction Toolkit Reference List
Nutrition and Aging News From the Network
Presentations by The Extension Foundation on Health in Later Life   Register today for the March 23 Health in Later Life lightning presentations at 1:00pm ET.   Eight land grant institutions from across the nation will present short sessions on how each are focusing their work on healthy aging. Topics include caregiving, diabetes, housing, couple relationships, sleep, and brain health and may provide inspiration to partner with your local cooperative extension to better the lives of older adults in your community.Photo of an older white man smiling while looking at an iPad like device
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is getting attention in Louisiana for providing valuable nutrition to older Louisiana residents. The American Society on Aging offers regular learning opportunities. Learn about and register for upcoming opportunities.
photo of a road sign that says opportunity just ahead Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program Grant Opportunity   From DNPAO:”This program aims to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk of chronic disease. Local, culturally tailored REACH programs work specifically among African American, Black, Hispanic, Latino, and Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, American Indian, and Alaska Native populations. Applications are due April 11, 2023.”  Learn more and apply.
Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium   Mark your calendars to join May 11 for the sixth Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium!   This free, all-day, virtual event will feature an engaging plenary, informative sessions, and a diverse array of topics addressing the most pressing mental health needs in older adults.   Who should attend? Public health practitioners, professionals in the aging network, mental health providers, health care professionals, and anyone interested in ensuring the mental health of older adults will find value. In partnership with the E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging, NCOA will be offering continuing education for several disciplines.   The symposium is brought to you by the National Council on Aging, the Administration for Community Living, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Watch your inbox for free registration in mid-March!

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