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Nutrition Care Manual
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The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

  • Disease-specific nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation recommendations.
  • Printable client handouts in English and Spanish.
  • Formulary database.
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Does Older Americans Act Help Seniors Stay Healthy and Independent? Academy Wants to Know

Seniors can provide valuable information on what they need to stay healthy and independent. The Academy encouraged the Administration on Aging to survey seniors who benefit from nutrition programs in the Older Americans Act. The survey data will provide important insight into the lives of participants, including the extent to which they rely on the Meals on Wheels or Congregate Dining nutrition programs, their total daily food needs, their food insecurity and their level of nutritional risk.

AoA's annual performance data indicate that OAA nutrition programs effectively and efficiently help older Americans remain healthy and independent in their homes and communities. Data from the 2009 National Survey of OAA Participants found 73 percent of congregate meal recipients and 85 percent of home-delivered meal participants report eating healthier meals as a result of their participation in the programs. Similarly, 58 percent of congregate meal recipients and 93 percent of home-delivered meal recipients say the meals enabled them to continue living in their own homes. The efficiency of OAA programs has increased since 2002, which has had a significant cost benefit for taxpayers by enabling participants to live independently and healthy at home rather than be admitted to hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Upcoming opportunities for member experts and DPGs to provide input for comments will be announced soon.

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