3305.0 Nutrition and Aging

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM
This session is focused on the nutrition and healthy eating aspect of aging. The presentations will cover improvement of a state-wide nutrition education program for older adults, barriers and motivators to eating healthier among baby boomer men, successful participatory recruitment strategies informing research directions on nutrition interventions for older Chinese Americans living in South Florida, health and healthcare utilization correlates among baby boomers and seniors (factors associated with obesity and diabetes), and changing food environments for older adults through farm to senior center initiatives.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify policy implications of improving health outcomes and managing healthcare resources among obese baby boomers and seniors with diabetes. 2. Discuss the impact of community food security initiatives on older adults.
Janet Frank, DrPH

3:06 PM
Health and Healthcare Utilization Correlates among Baby Boomers and Seniors: Factors Associated with Obesity and Diabetes
SangNam Ahn, PhD, MPSA, Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, Justin Dickerson, MBA and Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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