Toolkit: 2018 National Nutrition Month Webinar: A Conversation with Lance Robertson

In celebration of National Nutrition Month the Assistant Secretary for Aging, Mr. Lance Robertson was featured in the National Nutrition and Aging’s Resource Center (NRCNA) webinar on March 14, 2018. The webinar provided an overview of Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs (OAANP) programs & their critical importance of these programs to helping older adults maintain good health and age in community, as well as a summary innovative senior nutrition programs from across the network were highlighted. [52 minutes]

Every year since 1973, March has been a month to appreciate and celebrate how good nutrition positively affects Americans. We joining the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Meals on Wheels America, and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Programs (NANASP) in celebrating National Nutrition Month.

ACL’s theme for the 2018 National Nutrition Month Observation is “The meal is only part of the equation.” ACL is very supportive of the OAA Nutrition Program, because good nutritional intake plays a vital role in maintaining an older adult’s health and supporting independence. The OAA Nutrition Program is the largest federally funded nutrition program exclusively for seniors and it provides participants much more than just a meal.


Presenter: Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging


Resources and Webinar Recording

Presenter’s Handout

Audio Recording


Key Topics and Related Resources

Social Determinants of Health:

SDOH Resource Collection

Older Adults and Unmet Social Needs

ACL National Nutrition Month/OAANP Program Overview:

Announcement/Resources

ACL Facebook Page with National Nutrition Month Infographics

Overview of the OAANP Title III

OAANP Nutrition Program Overview

Food Insecurity:

Health consequences of senior hunger in the United States

Food insecurity and healthcare cost

Addressing food insecurity in healthcare settings

Link to National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging: Keywords “Food Insecurity”

OAANP/Outcomes Evaluation:

Mathematica Report: Evaluation of the Effect of the Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program in Participant’s Food Security, Socialization, and Diet Quality

Older Americans Benefit from the OAANP

Link to National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging Search Results: Keyword “Outcomes”

Programmatic Innovations:

Case Studies: Improving the health of older adults at home and in the community

Business Acumen Resource Collection

National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging Search Results: Keyword “Innovation”

Sharing Resources via the NRCNA:

We strongly invite and encourage you to share your training materials, tools, promising practices, food service/programmatic innovations, research summaries articles with the NRCNA Team for review and possible inclusion within our Online Library. For more information on how to submit this information please click here to view our submissions and collection policy. Thank you!