Sample forms and resources are provided for example purposes only. They should be updated and modified according to your local laws and your organization’s needs.

My Plate for Older Adults

March 9, 2016

The new MyPlate for Older Adults icon depicts a colorful plate with images to encourage older Americans to follow a healthy eating pattern bolstered by physical activity. The plate is composed of approximately: 50 percent fruits and vegetables; 25 percent grains, many of which are whole grains; and 25 percent protein-rich foods such as nuts,… Read more »

Toolkit: Focus on Nutrition and Aging: March is National Nutrition Month

October 25, 2016

This webinar featured various March activities that will spotlight the importance of nutrition and the value of senior nutrition programs. Whether nutrition education, advocacy, or awareness-building, the role that aging professionals can play in helping to maintain the health and independence of older adults will be covered. Webinar participants heard from representatives from the Administration… Read more »

Next Steps to Better Nutrition

February 2, 2016

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… Read more »

2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

January 7, 2016

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. This edition offers 5 overarching Guidelines and a number of… Read more »

Commodity Supplemental Food Program Overview

January 6, 2016

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.Amendments made by Section 4102 of the 2014 Farm Bill phase out the participation of women, infants, and children in CSFP and transition it to a low… Read more »

Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs Evaluation: Meal Cost Analysis

November 9, 2015

Nutrition Service Programs (NSP), administered by the Administration on Aging (AOA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Older Americans Act (OAA), represents a key component of America’s strategy for ensuring that the health and social needs of older adults are adequately met…. Read more »

Native Healthy Foods for American Indian Communities Toolkit

October 26, 2015

The American Indian Cancer Foundation supported the development of a Healthy Native Foods toolkit designed for organizations who work with the American Indian community. This toolkit was developed by Stacy Hammer, Lower Sioux Tribal Member and Registered Dietitian. It offers strategies for healthier eating practices at the workplace and for organizations that host community events… Read more »

Native American One Stop Benefits Information Portal

October 26, 2015

Benefits.gov, the official benefits website of the United States, launched a portal of resources for Native American, Alaskan Native, and tribal populations. The portal, Native One-Stop, provides information about the services that are available through the Federal government. Native One-Stop conveniently houses any service that these populations may need with topics ranging from assistance for populations with… Read more »

Toolkit: An Introduction to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans

October 25, 2016

In this webinar, listeners will learn about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Bureau’s Office for Older Americans – dedicated specifically to financially protecting and educating seniors. In this webinar, listeners will explore how the CFPB’s unique consumer response system collects consumer feedback and takes necessary action to address product and/or service issue(s)…. Read more »

Toolkit: Improving Aging Services for LGBT Seniors

August 17, 2017

In this webinar, listeners will have the opportunity to learn from Tim R. Johnston, Manager of Education and Training for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging – why it’s different to grow older as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender identified individual. This interactive webinar explored the culture, needs and concerns of LGBT older… Read more »

Special Issue 2015: Home- and Community-Based Meal Services for Older Adults

August 28, 2015

The goal of this Special Issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics is to feature state-of-the-field original articles that provide research-based insight into different programs and approaches that deliver nutrition-related home- and community-based services (HCBS). This is the first single body of work that details many facets of evidence regarding these programs,… Read more »

Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know about Protecting Your Money and Retirement

August 13, 2015

‘Financial Steps for Caregivers’ is designed to help caregivers make important financial decisions – decisions that can affect both short-term and long-term financial security, as well as retirement. This resource offers information to assist caregivers as they embark on family financial planning, household budgeting, securing part-time work, preparing financial and legal documents, contending with elder… Read more »

The State of Grandfamilies in America 2014

April 15, 2015

Grandfamilies or kinship families are families in which children reside with and are being raised by grandparents, extended family members, and adults with whom they have a close family relationship, such as godparents or close family friends. About 7.8 million children live in grandfamilies in the United States and about 2.4 million children are being… Read more »

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 »