Identifying Which Partnerships Are Right For Your Program

What Is The Importance For Nutrition Programs?

Date Recorded: May 16, 2013
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Do you know what your organization’s actual costs are relative to providing a meal? Part 1 of this two part series focuses on an overview from the state, area agency on aging and local provider perspective. A provider of nutrition services is fundamentally a business whose intent is to fulfill its mission – and not to lose money in the process. The pressure to be cost-effective will only intensify. Increased demand, government funding cuts, donor requirements and competition from other service and for-profit providers will change the environment in which nutrition programs operate. Every nutrition program executive must be aware of the actual costs of services provided. Through the Affordable Care Act nutrition service providers may be able to create opportunities to collaborate with insurance, healthcare and long term care support systems. It is imperative to fully understand your actual costs and acceptable “profit margins” before entering this changing business arena.

About the Presenter:
Paul Downey, President/CEO of Senior Community Centers and President National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP)
Leighanna Konetski, RD, Nutritionist, State Unit on Aging, Colorado Department of Human Services
Maria Mahar, MA, RDN, CDN, Director of Nutrition Services, Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth