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

February, 28th 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


2005 White House Conference on Aging Final Report

Take Action: Healthy People, Places, and Practices in Communities Project


Summer Institute on the Design and Development of Community-Based Participation research in Health


Availability of the new web-based ALERT Training for a food defense awareness program

March is National Nutrition Month


Eat Smart. Play Hard. Power Plans Integrated, Interactive, and flexible Lesson Plans


National Nutrition Month Fact Sheet 2007

Resources and Web links

HHS, NIH & National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Your Guide to Better Health Series

Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH

Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart

Food & Health Communications

Updated MyPramid Handouts (Free)


Bjelakovic G, Nikolova D,Gluud LL, Simonetti RG, Gluud C. Mortality in randomized trials of antioxidant supplements for primary and secondary prevention. JAMA 2007;297:842-857.

Broe KE, Chen TC, Weinberg J, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Holick MF, Kiel DP. A higher dose of vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in nursing home residents: a randomized, multiple-dose study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:234-9.

Cawthon PM, Fink HA, Barrett-Connor E, Cauley JA, Dam TT, Lewis CE, Marshall LM, Orwoll ES, Cummings SR; for the osteoporotic fractures in men research group. Alcohol use, physical performance, and functional limitations in older men. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:212-20.

Fisher SG. Community-based nutrition programs and services are needed to improve the health of older adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:272-3.

Greenberg JA, Dunbar CC, Schnoll R, Kokolis R, Kokolis S, Kassotis J. Caffeinated beverage intake and the risk of heart disease mortality in the elderly: a prospective analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:392-8.

Griel AE, Kris-Etherton PM, Hilpert KF, Zhao G, West SG, Corwin RL. An increase in dietary n-3 fatty acids decreases a marker of bone resorption in humans. Nutr J. 2007;6:1.

Mahabir S, Baer D, Johnson LL, Roth M, Campbell W, Clevidence B, Taylor PR. Body Mass Index, percent body fat, and regional body fat distribution in relation to leptin concentrations in healthy, non-smoking postmenopausal women in a feeding study. Nutr J. 2007;6:3.

Rolland Y, Pillard F, Klapouszczak A, Reynish E, Thomas D, Andrieu S, Riviere D, Vellas B. Exercise program for nursing home residents with alzheimer's disease: a 1-year randomized, controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:158-65.

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