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

May 16th, 2008: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

N4A hosted the 14th Annual Aging Policy Briefing. Topics discussed included long-term care, Older Americans Act funding, Medicare, and Medicaid policy issues and other important topics in aging. Watch the Breifing or download a transcript.

International Food Information Council

2008 IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey will be released May 21 at 2:30pm. The survey explores consumer attitudes toward calories, weight management, physical activity, dietary fats, and more. To register To view the last year's Food & Health Survey findings, visit


Technical Assistance Support Center Comprehensive Planning for Aging Services. To facilitate the development of comprehensive plans, a new initiative, NASUA's Technical Support Center, is working with eight demonstration states in the development of new planning models.
State Planning in an Age of Transformation


Resources and Web links

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Kitchen Companion: Your Safe Food Handbook, 47-page consumer handbook. Contains basic information about food safety along with new information. To order call USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854, or Email


Tips on Eating Well as You Get Older, latest topic e added to the health and wellness Web site developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine.


Listening Sessions and Written Comments: Upcoming Opportunities to Offer Recommendations for Improving the Child Nutrition and WIC Programs. These will be opportunities healthy eating, service providers, program administrators and others to provide recommendations on improving access, meal quality and nutrition in the programs that are due for reauthorization: school breakfast and lunch, summer feeding, afterschool and child and adult care food programs, and WIC. Listening Sessions Schedule and more information.

University of Nebraska Extension

PowerPoint and Handout: The Garden Grocery: Food Safety & Selection at the Farmers' Market


Bao BY, Ting HJ, Hsu JW, Lee YF. Protective role of 1 alpha, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 against oxidative stress in nonmalignant human prostate epithelial cells. Int J Cancer. 2008;122:2699-706.

Berg KM, Kunins HV, Jackson JL, Nahvi S, Chaudhry A, Harris KA Jr, Malik R, Arnsten JH. Association between alcohol consumption and both osteoporotic fracture and bone density. Am J Med. 2008;121:406-18.

Beydoun MA, Beydoun HA, Wang Y. Obesity and central obesity as risk factors for incident dementia and its subtypes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2008;9:204-18.

Biong AS, Rebnord HM, Fimreite RL, Trygg KU, Ringstad J, Thelle DS, Pedersen JI. Intake of dairy fat and dairy products, and risk of myocardial infarction: a case-control study. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2008;59:155-65.

Christen WG, Glynn RJ, Chew EY, Buring JE. Vitamin E and age-related cataract in a randomized trial of women. Ophthalmology. 2008;115:822-829.

Hoogendijk WJ, Lips P, Dik MG, Deeg DJ, Beekman AT, Penninx BW. Depression is associated with decreased 25-hydroxyvitamin D and increased parathyroid hormone levels in older adults. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008;65:508-12.

Huang TL, Carlson MC, Fitzpatrick AL, Kuller LH, Fried LP, Zandi PP. Knee height and arm span: a reflection of early life environment and risk of dementia. Neurology. 2008;70(19 Pt 2):1818-26.

Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, Hopkins R Jr, Forciea MA, Owens DK; Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians. Screening for osteoporosis in men: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:680-4.

Søgaard AJ, Meyer HE, Tonstad S, Håheim LL, Holme I. Weight cycling and risk of forearm fractures: a 28-year follow-up of men in the Oslo Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2008;167:1005-13.

Tarwadi KV, Chiplonkar SA, Agte V. Dietary and nutritional biomarkers of lens degeneration, oxidative stress and micronutrient inadequacies in Indian cataract patients. Clin Nutr. 2008. [Epub ahead of print].

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