3303.1 Nutrition and Aging

Monday, October 29, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session is focused on the nutrition and healthy eating aspect of aging. The presentations will cover the practical population-based solutions to improving vitamin D status, specifically in rural and American Indian (AI) populations, the nutrition education and access to healthy food for low-income aging adults in the State of California, a study to exam the association between an indicator of social support, eating alone, and all-cause mortality and metabolism-related mortality over an 8-year period from a longitudinal survey of health status among elderly in Taiwan, the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among older adults in New Orleans, as well as a baseline data analyses from InCHIANTI on the relation of iron status to cognition.
Session Objectives: 1. Evaluate safety and effectiveness of improving vitamin D status by vitamin D fortified food. 2. Define food insecurity as it applies to the aging population. 3. Describe the impacts of eating alone and nutrition intakes on older people’s health and well-being. 4. Identify factors related to reduced produce consumption in adults over 65 years of age. 5. Assess the relation between continuous biochemical iron measures and cognitive performance in the elderly.
Janet Frank, DrPH

Response to vitamin D fortified food in rural white and American Indian women
Irina V. Haller, PhD, MS, Diane Krueger, BS and Neil Binkley, MD
Consumption of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Among Older Adults in New Orleans
Andrea Jones, BA, Janet Rice, PhD, Keelia O'Malley, MPH and Jeanette Gustat, PhD
Iron status is related to cognitive performance in the elderly InCHIANTI population
Lenis Chen, EdM, Kushang Patel, PhD and Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

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