Toolkit: 2020 Innovative Projects for Nutrition Programs and Services – Part 1 & 2

In 2017, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded six grants from across the country with a focus on systematic testing and documentation of innovative and promising practices that enhance the quality, effectiveness and proven outcomes of nutrition programs within the aging services network.

The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) hosted a two-part webinar series offering attendees the opportunity to hear exciting information from each of the six ACL grantees about their innovative nutrition projects now that they have concluded. Attendees gained access a host of tools and resources for how to potentially replicate these initiatives in their own communities, as well as heard about key challenges overcome and lessons learned from implementing this work.


Presenters & Topics:

Part 1

  • Technology Interventions to Improve Congregate & Home-Delivery Nutrition Programs for High-Risk Seniors – James D. Stowe, PhD, Director, Aging & Adult Services, Mid-America Regional Council
  • Bridging Malnutrition Transitions of Care – Susan Saffel-Shrier MS, RDN, CD, University of Utah
  • Addressing Oral Health and Effectiveness of Home-Delivered Meals in NYC – Andrea Cianfrani, Associate Executive Director, LiveOn NY

Part 2

  • Taking Charge of Diabetes – Susan Hayes, Clinical Program Manager, Health Promotion Council
  • Linn County Iowa Innovations in Nutrition – Alexandra Bauman, Nutrition, Health and Wellness Director, Iowa Department on Aging & Tim Getty, Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, Heritage Area Agency on Aging
  • Maryland’s Innovations in Nutrition Programs & Services – Judy R. Simon, MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition & Health Promotion Programs Manager, Maryland Department of Aging

Downloads and Webinar Recording

Slide Deck for Part 1

Audio Recording for Part 1

Slide Deck for Part 2

Audio Recording for Part 2


Key Resources