The Next Steps to Better Nutrition program was developed by the National Council on Aging and the American Heart Association to teach older adults how they can afford, purchase, and cook more nutritious foods. In a series of 6 hour-long classes, participants will learn about the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease, and discover how they can take concrete action steps to improve their diet and keep their heart healthy. The training modules that comprise this series (listed below) can be used to deliver nutrition education in senior centers and other community organizations.

  • Module 1: Stretching Your Budget to Pay for Healthy Food
  • Module 2: Making Healthy Food Choices
  • Module 3: Adapting Comfort Foods for Health
  • Module 4: Keeping Your Heart Healthy
  • Module 5: Cooking Demonstration
  • Module 6: On Your Way to Better Nutrition