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

June 16th , 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest



House of Representatives set to vote to reauthorize Older Americans Act H.R. 5293, the Senior Independance Act of 2006, on Monday or Tuesday, June 19th or 20th.

Older Americans Act Re-authorization update:

The US House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, Report 109-493, HR 5293, the Senior Independence Act of 2006 is available here

Interesting reading in this 161-page Report:

Older Americans Act wording changes:

Section 19: NSIP, p 12

Sections 22-27: Nutrition Service, Congregate Nutrition Program, Home Delivered Nutrition Program, Nutrition, Criteria and Evaluation of the Nutrition Program, pp 13-15

Summary of sections 22-27, pp 35-36

Committee Statements, pp 48-51

Section by Section Analysis, p 68

The US Senate has not addressed the OAA Re-authorization


EurekAlert: Men face rising osteoporosis risk

Resources and Web links

CDC: Trends in Health and Aging website redesigned

AmberWaves: A Web-based tool for assessing the costs of food-borne disease


Di Francesco V, Zamboni M, Zoico E, Mazzali G, Dioli A, Omizzolo F, Bissoli L, Fantin F, Rizzotti P, Solerte SB, Micciolo R, Bosello O. Unbalanced serum leptin and ghrelin dynamics prolong postprandial satiety and inhibit hunger in healthy elderly: another reason for the "anorexia of aging". Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:1149-52.

Dreyer HC, Schroeder ET, Hawkins SA, Marcell TJ, Tarpenning KM, Vallejo AF, Jensky NE, Shaibi GQ, Spears S, Yamada R, Wiswell RA. Chronic exercise and skeletal muscle power in older men. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2006;31:190-195.

Esmaillzadeh A, Azadbakht L. Whole-grain intake, metabolic syndrome, and mortality in older adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:1439-40.

George VA, Stevenson J, Harris CL, Casazza K. CDE and Non-CDE dietitians' knowledge of exercise and content of exercise programs for older adults with type 2 diabetes. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2006;38:157-62.

Green SM, Watson R. Nutritional screening and assessment tools for older adults: literature review. J Adv Nurs. 2006;54:477-90.

Hui EK, Rubenstein LZ. Promoting physical activity and exercise in older adults. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2006;7:310-4.

Martinez IL, Frick K, Glass TA, Carlson M, Tanner E, Ricks M, Fried LP. Engaging older adults in high impact volunteering that enhances health: Recruitment and retention in the Experience Corps((R)) Baltimore. J Urban Health. 2006 Jun 7;

Mitchell RE, Ash SL, McClelland JW. Nutrition education among low-income older adults: a randomized intervention trial in Congregate Nutrition sites. Health Educ Behav. 2006;33:374-92.

Nour K, Laforest S, Gauvin L, Gignac M. Behavior change following a self-management intervention for housebound older adults with arthritis. An experimental study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2006;3:12.

Sturnieks D. Calling on exercise scientists to participate in broader efforts to prevent falls in older adults. J Sci Med Sport. 2006;9:195-8.

Tan EJ, Xue QL, Li T, Carlson MC, Fried LP. Volunteering: A physical activity intervention for older adults-The Experience Corps((R)) program in Baltimore. J Urban Health. 2006 Jun 9;

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