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Older Americans Nutrition Program Toolkit

The Center has developed an Older Americans Nutrition Program Toolkit to help Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs and the Aging Network enhance programs serving older adults. While the Toolkit provides a form of technical assistance and guidance to all levels within the Aging Network, the Toolkit will be primarily of interest to State Units on Aging. It is hoped that the Toolkit will enable states to revise their own directives as necessary based on the many fine examples that already exist in many states. Additionally, the Toolkit identifies best practices for planning new approaches, mechanisms for collaboration and partnership building, and attainable resources to improve methods of service delivery.

  • Older Americans Nutrition Program Toolkit (complete .pdf version)
    • To navigate the .pdf file:
      After opening the file, click on the Bookmarks tab on the left side of the page. Click on the chapter you would like to access. Within a chapter click on the content menu to get to a specific section.

    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Chapter 2: Definitions
    • Chapter 3: Meal Services
    • Chapter 4: Menu and Nutrition Requirements
    • Chapter 5: Food Safety and Sanitation
    • Chapter 7: Nutrition and Health Promotion Services
    • Chapter 8: Site Administration
    • Chapter 9: Personnel Requirements
    • Chapter 10: General State & Area Agency
      on Aging Responsibilities
    • Chapter 11: Evaluation
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