From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:

June 17th, 2005: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest


National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs June 26th-29th. NANSAP training conference in Washington, DC.

White House Conference on Aging moved to Dec 11-14, 2005.

Preventing Chronic Disease Special Issue: CDC publication focuses on healthy aging.

Comment Period: Making the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program a permanent program Deadline July 25th, 2005.


Resources and Web links


Number of nursing assistants per 100 nursing home residents CDC MMWR data.

Inventory of nutrition and physical activity qualitative research CDC tool for professionals.

Codex and dietary supplements FDA resource for the public and professionals.

What supplements are you taking? FDA guide for the general public.

Medicaid 101 Slide tutorial on Medicaid from the Kaiser Commission.

Diabetes profiling tool from American Diabetes Association to assess risk factors for diabetes.

New book dismisses fad diets American Heart Association publication encourages sensible eating.

Focus on health, not weight Publications from University of Wyoming promoting healthy lifestyles.

Universalism Without the Targeting: Privatizing the Old-Age Welfare State Forum article on reform on Social Security and Medicare.

40 is the new 30 Scientists redefine age.


Dietary Guidelines and Food Guide Pyramid resources


USDA graphics resource for using the Food Guide Pyramid Advice for professionals including black and white reproduction.


University of Nebraska Extension Program

Making Main Dish Salads using Food Guide Pyramid Food Groups Creative recipe ideas for all.

Tips for using new Food Guide Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines PowerPoint show for educators.


University of Missouri Extension Program

Introduction to MyPyramid Lesson plans from pre-K to 8th grade.

My Pyramid training resources Including My Pyramid 101 and handouts for adults and children.


Translating Dietary Guidelines into food choices Article for health professionals from Dairy Council of California.

Order Food Guide Pyramid stickers and magnets Great accessories from Oregon Dairy Council.

Dietary Guideline materials For health educators from Food and Health Communications.



Research and Reports


Blaum CS, Xue QL, Michelon E, Semba RD, Fried LP. The Association Between Obesity and the Frailty Syndrome in Older Women: The Women's Health and Aging Studies. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005:53(6):927-34.

Bloch MG. Managing conflict at the end of life. N Engl J Med. 2005;352(23):2371-3.

Blumstein H, Gorevic PD. Rheumatologic illnesses: Treatment strategies for older adults. Geriatrics. 2005;60:28-35.

Bossingham MJ, Carnell NS, Campbell WW. Water balance, hydration status, and fat-free mass hydration in younger and older adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81:1342-1350.

Devine A, Dick IM, Islam AFM, Dhaliwal SS, Prince RL. Protein consumption is an important predictor of lower limb bone mass in elderly women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81:1423-1428.

Greenwood CE, Tam C, Chan M, Young KW, Binns MA, van Reekum R. Behavioral disturbances, not cognitive deterioration, are associated with altered food selection in seniors with Alzheimer's disease. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(4):499-505.

Knoops KT, Slump E, de Groot LC, Wouters-Wesseling W, Brouwer ML, van Staveren WA. Body Weight Changes in Elderly Psychogeriatric Nursing Home Residents. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:536-539.

Wannamethee SG, Shaper AG, Morris RW, Whincup PH. Measures of adiposity in the identification of metabolic abnormalities in elderly men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81:1313-1321.

Sanderson WC, Scherbov S. Average remaining lifetimes can increase as human populations age. Nature. 2005;435(7043):811-3.

Yoshikawa M, Yoshida M, Nagasaki T, Tanimoto K, Tsuga K, Akagawa Y, Komatsu T. Aspects of swallowing in healthy dentate elderly persons older than 80 years. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(4):506-9.


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