Nutrition and Aging Think Tank

On May 20-21, 2014, international leaders in nutrition and aging research participated in the first Think Tank organized by Agri-food for Healthy Aging (A-HA) and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). Researchers and key stakeholders, including health and nutrition professionals from the long-term care (LTC) sector, discussed and prioritized the key determinants of food intake and identified innovative strategies to address these targets.

Nutrition & Aging Think Tank 2014

Nutrition & Aging Think Tank 2014

By partnering with international experts, research in this much-needed area will be accelerated and the results will have a significant impact on the health and quality of life of residents, and the quality of care in both Canadian and international LTC homes.

As a result of this Think Tank, attendees formed I-DINE (International Dining In Nursing homes Experts) which is a group of researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from around the world who are working to improve nutrition, mealtimes and quality of life for those living in long-term care.

 To learn more about the Think Tank:

 For highlights, check out the 2 page Overview:  For a detailed account, check out the Summary Report:
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For more information, please contact A-HA’s program manager Hilary Dunn hadunn@uwaterloo.ca RIA-tri-colour-bar