the National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging:
January 15, 2004:
This notice provides announcements
and links to new nutrition and aging information.
Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program provides funding
for community-based food and agriculture projects in the US. Approximately
$4.6 M in grant funds will be available in 2004. The
Request for Applications is expected to be released on Jan. 30, with
proposals due April 14, 2004. The
Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) will offer assistance to CFP
grant applicants at no cost.
of Active Grants FY 2002 reveals the wide range of useful and relevant
research, demonstration project, training, technical assistance and other
activities sponsored and funded by the AoA.
web site offers one-stop shopping for information on applying for all
federal grants. The site includes a “Find Grant Opportunities” feature
to help applicants find potential funding opportunities and an “Apply for
Grants” feature that allows applicants to download, complete and submit
applications for specific grant opportunities from any federal grant-making
the FNS: Building
for the Future Awards 2004 nominations are open to all State agencies
and sponsoring organizations that go beyond basic regulatory requirements
and have led to highly efficient, effective and accessible nutrition programs.
Health Legislation in the 108th Congress 1st Session A table
of contents is on pg 33.
Special Committee on Aging Committee Hearings, 108th Congress
Issues: Related GAO Products in Calendar Years 2001 and 2002
the IOM: Dietary Reference
Intakes: Guiding Principles for Nutrition Labeling and Fortification
offers 10 labeling principles and 6 "discretionary fortification" principles.
Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2010. Five
new chapters will be added over the course of 2004.
the DHHS: Summary
Measures of Population Health provides definitions of concepts and
methods for calculating the recommended summary measures; evaluates a number
of possible measures of morbidity; reviews the trends over a decade for
1 measure of healthy life expectancy; and examines the effect of combining
data from different sources.
AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse: QualityTools,
a clearinghouse for ready-to-use tools for measuring and improving the
quality of Americans' health care, features 2 new resources "The
National Healthcare Quality Report" and "The National Healthcare Disparities
the MMWR: Public
Health and Aging: Retention of Natural Teeth Among Older Adults --- United
source for State health information: Chronic
Disease Prevention State Profiles
has launched a peer-reviewed electronic journal, Preventing
Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy (PCD),
targeted to researchers in chronic disease prevention and intervention,
as well as health professionals who deal with chronic conditions and population
for Older Dietary Supplement Users: a new tool designed for older consumers
regarding dietary supplement use and the importance of consulting their
health care team.
USDA offers the
Interactive Healthy Eating Index and the Physical Activity Tool to
help Americans calculate the effect of eating and exercise; provides suggestions
for improving eating and physical activity habits.
on CAREGIVER coalitions
Aging website has lauched online newsletter "Global
Report on Aging".
Alerts offers information about upcoming
gerontology conferences worldwide.
Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging Highlights notices archive
Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging website is at: www.fiu.edu/~nutreldr
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