This section of the Library includes brochures, fact and tip sheets and other resources which may be useful in helping older adults understand various topics related to healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.
Spanish language versions are available for many of the educational tip sheets.

What’s Cooking? USDA’s Mixing Bowl

April 15, 2015

What’s Cooking is a consumer-friendly interactive tool that offers families lower cost cooking alternatives, healthy meal planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation for all to enjoy. This interactive tool allows users to search an extensive database of healthy recipes as well as filter and sort results by program, meal, cuisine, cost, and several other options…. Read more »

Food Safety Tips for Home Delivered Meal Program Participants

July 21, 2015

This flyer is a handy resource to share with home-delivered meal clients, as a reminder of safe food handling practices for the daily, hot meals they receive. It was developed in collaboration with the Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Meals On Wheels America.

Older Adults General Nutrition Resource List – September 2013

April 15, 2015

This publication is a collection of general nutrition resources for older adults organized into: 1) resources for consumers, 2) resources for professionals and 3) contact information for organizations with resources on nutrition for older adults. Resources listed in this document include Web sites, pamphlets and books as well as cookbooks and newsletters. Topics discussed include… Read more »

Better Health and You

April 15, 2015

A consumer-friendly resource that outlines how healthy weight status, healthy eating, physical activity and stress management can support optimal health.

Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults

April 15, 2015

A consumer-friendly resource that outlines for older adults how healthy weight status, healthy eating, physical activity and stress management can support optimal health.

Making Your Printed Health Materials Senior Friendly

April 15, 2015

Effective health education materials are designed with the target population in mind. There are some special considerations when developing written materials for older people. Changes to learning and memory may affect an older reader’s ability to absorb content. In addition, the way information needs to be presented must accommodate the cognitive and physical changes that… Read more »

Setting a New Table: More than a Meal – The Older Americans Act Nutrition Program

April 16, 2015

This report emphasizes the need to ‘set a new table’ for long-term services and supports for older adults, and summarizes the vital relationship between adequate quality meals, nutrition services and health/wellbeing. A review of the purpose of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program (OAANP), the population served by this program, and data on the impact… Read more »

Million Hearts

April 16, 2015

Million Hearts® is a web-based resource center developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to unite communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector agencies from across the country as partners in the fight against heart disease and stroke. This website provides background information on… Read more »

Enjoy Your Meals: Eating Well As You Get Older

April 15, 2015

Eating is one of life’s pleasures, but some people lose interest in eating and cooking as they get older. They may find that food no longer tastes good. They may find it harder to shop for food or cook, or they don’t enjoy meals because they often eat alone. Making small changes can often help… Read more »

The Peanut Institute

April 16, 2015

The Peanut Institute is a non-profit organization that supports nutrition research and develops educational programs to encourage healthful lifestyles that include peanuts and peanut products.

e-News from Healthfinder.gov

April 16, 2015

Healthfinder.gov is a government with information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. The ENews provides the latest health news, plus updates on new healthfinder.gov features.

Better Health and You: Tips for Adults

April 17, 2015

A balanced eating plan and regular physical activity are the building blocks of good health. Poor eating habits and physical inactivity may lead to overweight and related health problems. By eating right and being active, you may reach or maintain a healthy weight. You may also improve your physical health, mental well-being, and set an… Read more »

Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help

April 17, 2015

Using checklists, questions and answers, and personal stories, this 18-page booklet offers help for older adults thinking about their drinking. Includes a special section for family, friends, and caregivers.

Eat for a Healthy Heart

April 17, 2015

According to the American Heart Association, about 80 million adults in the U.S. have at least one form of heart disease. People can reduce the risk of developing these problems with lifestyle changes that include eating a healthy diet. This fact sheet provides guidance for eating heart-healthy and provides a link to heart-healthy recipes.

Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers

April 17, 2015

The Toolkit for Trainers is a resource developed by the National Institute on Aging. Aging professionals can use these free, easy-to-use training materials to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own. The training features two websites from the National Institutes of Health — NIHSeniorHealth.gov and MedinePlus.gov. Trainers can use the… Read more »