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

March 2nd, 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest


Focus on Women's Health Initiative:

NIH press release

View the participant page at

Time 02.27.06: The Search for Significance

US News & World Report 03.06.06: Defining the Future

Washington Post Articles 02-26-06 on healthy aging:

Preventive Maintenance For the Brain 

A New Goal for Aging

October is

National Nutrition Month

See American Dietetic Association fact sheet, event ideas, & quiz

Resources and Web links

University of Illinois Extension Program: Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes


Arcury TA, Bell RA, Snively BM, Smith SL, Skelly AH, Wetmore LK, Quandt SA. Complementary and alternative medicine use as health self-management: Rural older adults with diabetes. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006;61(2):S62-70.

Christakis NA, Allison PD. Mortality after the hospitalization of a spouse. N Engl J Med. 2006;354(7):719-30.

Dennis MS, Lewis S, Cranswick GM. Senior physicians' estimates of the likely effects of feeding policies on outcomes prior to the completion of the FOOD trials. Age Ageing. 2006;35(2):185-7.

Duncn DG, Beck SJ, Hood K, Johansen A. Using dietetic assistants to improve the outcome of hip fracture: a randomised controlled trial of nutritional support in an acute trauma ward. Age Ageing. 2006;35(2):148-53.

Huckaby D, Chao S, Edelstein S. Evaluation of outreach efforts and outcomes of the Massachusetts Elderly Nutrition Program. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 2006;21(1):38-44.

Kwon J, Suzuki T, Kumagai S, Shinkai S, Yukawa H. Risk factors for dietary variety decline among Japanese elderly in a rural community: a 8-year follow-up study from TMIG-LISA. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2005 Oct 19; [Epub ahead of print]

Wunderlich SM, McKinnon CF. Enhancing government-sponsored nutrition programs for older adults by integrating exercise programs. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 2006;21(1):45-53.

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