Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Older Adults: Toolkit for Senior Nutrition Programs

This toolkit is designed to help senior nutrition programs develop policies that meet the Older American Act requirements to align with the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)

Trainings & Network Discussions 

Dietary Guidelines & Dietary Reference Intakes Overview:
ACL training recording (YouTube) | PowerPoint slides

Description: This webinar provides an overview of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) and Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), what they are, how much flexibility they offer, and how states and Area Agencies on Aging share ultimate discretion on establishing their own specific nutrition and menu policies to best meet their community’s needs.

Presenter: Judy Simon, MS, RD, LDN, National Nutritionist, ACL

 

Dietary Guidelines and Dietary Reference Intakes Network Discussion:
SUA and provider best practices panel recording (YouTube) | Takeaways sheet

Description: ACL's Senior Nutrition Program invited aging services network members from three states to share their experiences with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) and Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Here, they share lessons learned, advice for peers, and more. 

Moderator: Judy Simon, MS, RD, LDN, National Nutritionist, ACL

Participants:

  • Alexandra Bauman, RD, LDN, Iowa State Unit on Aging Nutrition Director and Director of the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging
  • Ryan Gadzo, Research Analyst, Erie County Department of Senior Services, New York
  • Tammy Rosa, Nutrition Program Manager, Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP), Michigan

Last modified on 02/24/2022


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