Toolkit: Nutrition Education in Congregate and Home-Delivered Meal Program Settings Part 2 – Where Do We Go?

It is expected that by 2030, nearly 21% of the U.S. population will consist of adults aged 65 years and older. Adequate nutrition is essential to health, longevity and quality of life, especially for seniors. Congregate and home-delivered meal programs are ideal settings to provide nutrition education for older adults seeking to maintain health and wellness that can support their ability to age successfully. This National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) two-part webinar showcased findings from a multi-state survey of nutrition educators working with congregate and home-delivered meal programs on the type of frequency of education provided. Presenter Christina Riccardo, EdD, RD, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Rowan University discussed how you can provide effective and efficient nutrition education across senior nutrition programs, as well as actionable tips and tricks for evaluating your efforts.

Attendees of this webinar:
• Explored the importance of conducting evaluations of nutrition education for older adults;
• Identified effective ways for senior nutrition program staff to evaluate nutrition education efforts; and
• Heard about the materials and resources nutrition educators of this older adult population need to provide more effective lessons and programs.

Click here for Nutrition Education in Congregate and Home-Delivered Meal Program Settings Part 1 – What Do We Know?


Presenter:

  • Christina Riccardo, EdD, RD, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Rowan University

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Key Resources

Evaluation of a SNAP-Ed Program for Older Adults

Cooking Matters for Adults – Participant Survey

USDAA EFNEP Checklist (Food Behaviors & Food Safety)

Eat Smart, Live Strong Participant Feedback Sheet

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics & Feeding America Assessment and Evaluation Resources

Healthy Eating for Older Adults