Issue Brief Resource Collections

Explore our growing collection of issue briefs on key topics of vital interest to aging and nutrition professionals. All issue briefs are available in two formats – a summary format (2 page overview that provides a quick overview) and an extended brief (5 – 6 pages that provide an more in-depth review). Future issue briefs will cover topics such as social entrepreneurship, innovation, quality nutrition programs, etc.

Featured Briefs


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Quality Nutrition Services for Senior Nutrition Programs 101

his brief will address components of quality nutrition services and provide key insights that demonstrates that the OAA NP provides quality products and services.

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Innovation: Part Discipline, Part Creativity, All Possible

Our world is moving at a lightning speed. And, it’s no illusion: with technological advancements, a global economy, cultural shifts, and new generational perspectives.

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Marketing: Re-Thinking Your Understanding and Re-Assessing Your Strategy

The Aging Network is gaining remarkable attention. As the number of older adults increases, conversations are taking place in every corner of the nation.

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Maximizing the Use of Commercial Kitchens for Senior Nutrition Programs

Senior nutrition programs are being faced with challenges that prevent them from serving seniors who are in most need of these services.

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Sustainability & Revenue Generation in an Evolving Senior Nutrition Business Environment

Programs need to change to meet both current and future needs. As communities change, so do the programs, services and systems change.

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Food Service Basics For Non-Food Service Program Managers & Staff

A food service business is a complex organization, and food service operations can be difficult for someone not trained or experienced in food services to understand.

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Identifying The Total Cost Of A Meal

For cost effective program operations, programs providing meals to older individuals need to know the total cost of the meals they are serving.

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