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

July 1st , 2005: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest

FAQs: Dietary Reference Intakes and Dietary Guidelines in OAA Nutrition Programs
from the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging.

July 14th marks 40th anniversary of OAA. Read the history here.

DHHS 3rd National Prevention Summit in October: Special emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention for older Americans.

House Subcommittee Increases OAA Nutrition Funding; Freezes Other Programs. Report from the NCOA.

Key Medicare dates that could affect you. Important information from the AARP.

The Health and Financial Security of Older Americans. Report from The Commonwealth Fund.

Older Americans want jobs that enrich community. Metlife Foundation/Civic Ventures conducts 1st survey of its kind.

July is National Recreation and Parks Month.
Another reason to be physically active!

Resources and Web links

Chart your exercise progress. This motivational NIH guide shows you how.

Interactive guide to air-travel exercises. AARP interactive tool.

Test your refrigerator food safety knowledge. University of Nebraska PowerPoint presentation.

Walk in my shoes: Addressing aging facts and myths. On-line University of Illinois Program for young Americans.

Research and Reports

American Geriatrics Society Core Writing Group of the Task Force on the Future of Geriatric Medicine. Caring for Older Americans: The Future of Geriatric Medicine. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(S6):S245-S256.

Coleman PG. Spirituality and ageing: The health implications of religious belief and practice. Age Ageing. 2005;34(4):318-9.

Ferry M, Sidobre B, Lambertin A, Barberger-Gateau P. The SOLINUT Study: Analysis of the interaction between nutrition and loneliness in persons aged over 70 Years. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(4):261-268.

Hooker SP, Seavey W, Weidmer CE, Harvey DJ, Stewart AL, Gillis DE, Nicholl KL, King AC. The California active aging community grant program: translating science into practice to promote physical activity in older adults. Ann Behav Med. 2005;29(3):155-65.

Johnson CS. Psychosocial correlates of nutritional risk in older adults. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2005;66(2):95-7.

Jolly CA. Diet manipulation and prevention of aging, cancer and autoimmune disease. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2005;8(4):382-7.

Li F, Fisher KJ, Brownson RC, Bosworth M. Multilevel modelling of built environment characteristics related to neighbourhood walking activity in older adults. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2005;59(7):558-64.

Lorefalt B, Wissing U, Unosson M. Smaller but energy and protein-enriched meals improve energy and nutrient intakes in elderly patients. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(4):243-247.

Marshall VW, Altpeter M. Cultivating social work leadership in health promotion and aging: strategies for active aging interventions. Health Soc Work. 2005;30(2):135-44.

Mendes de Leon CF. Why do friendships matter for survival? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2005; 59:538-539.

Ranhoff AH, Gjoen AU, Mowe M. Screening for malnutrition in elderly acute medical patients: The usefulness of MNA-SF. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(4):221-225.

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(6):1313-21.


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