Resources for Geriatrics

Helpful Websites

There are so many websites on the internet. Some with information that isn’t accurate and could even be harmful. Here are some of my favorite trusted websites to learn more about geriatric nutrition.

NCOA- Senior Hunger & Nutrition

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is not only a great go-to for information on aging, but they have a great resource for senior nutrition. Their website has information on food assistance programs, malnutrition, and healthy eating tips for seniors.

USDA- Nutrition Programs for Seniors

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds many different senior nutrition programs. Learn about food assistance programs including the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, and Older American Act Programs.

Tufts- MyPlate for Older Adults

Do you need some examples of foods that fit into a healthy well-balanced diet for seniors? Well, Tufts has created a wonderful eating guide for older adults. This webpage includes an informational video, free handouts, tips for shopping, recipes, and physical activity.

Meals on Wheels Provider Near You

This program offers not only a nutritious meal, but a visit from a volunteer and a safety check. This website by Meals on Wheels of America makes it easy for you to find a program in your area.

Medline- Nutrition for Older Adults

This website offers links to a ton of information! From easy to digest information to journal articles and clinical trials- there is a wealth of evidence-based information on this website.

NIA- Exercise and Physical Activity

The National Institute of Aging (NIA) has a website for exercise and physical activity for older adults. This page is designed to provide exercises, physical activity information, and motivation to move.

FDA- Food Safety for Older Adults

Older adults are at risk for food borne illness. This website through the Food and Drug Administration is important for keeping older adults safe and healthy. Features a free downloadable guide available in English and Spanish.

National Resource Center on Nutrition & Aging

The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) offers a host of information on nutrition, food, and health for the older adult. There are a ton of resources on this website from nutrition to healthy living to consumer education.

Eldercare Locator website or 1-800-677-11666

Do you need information beyond senior nutrition? The Eldercare Locator is a great tool offered through the U.S. Administration on Aging providing a list of resources in your community that provide information and assistance for older adults.

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