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This paper examines the topic of nutrition education for the elderly. Only within the past decade has proper nutrition been recognized as making a major contribution to the health and well-being of the elderly. This recognition of the importance of nutrition in the later years has led to the recent establishment of many nutrition programs for the elderly. As nutrition education is seen as an important tool in improving the nutritional status of the elderly, many of these now programs include nutrition education components.
Part One of this paper discusses the relationship between nutrition and aging. It describes various nutrition and nutrition education programs recently established for the aged, and focuses on the federally-supported Congregate Meal Programs for the Elderly and the Nutrition Education components of those programs.
Part Two describes in detail my own Nutrition Education Program, "Nutrition for Senior Citizens," which was conducted as part of the Congregate Meal Program at the Steelworkers Old Timers Foundation in Fontana, California, during 1973-74. This program represents my Field Project in fulfillment of the requirement for the Masters of Public Health at Loma Linda University School of Health.
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Master of Public Health (MPH)
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Nutrition -- education; Aged; Nutrition -- in old age
v; 81 p.; [78 p.]
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Manahan, Laurie, "Nutrition Education for the Elderly" (1975). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1607.
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