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Seeking Input from OAA Funded Programs

The Nutrition and Aging Resource Center is seeking input from those who work with Older Americans Act (OAA) funded programs, such as Area Agencies on Aging, State Units on Aging, and local providers of nutrition services. Survey responses will help inform the future direction of the Center’s programming, training, and research in the area of older adult nutrition services. The survey will take 15 - 30 minutes to complete.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73692

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March 2022 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program

This month, ACL is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program with the theme, "Celebrate. Innovate. Educate." ACL has shared a few items to help promote senior nutrition programs on the anniversary webpage, including social media graphics, activity ideas, and news releases.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73684

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Call for Nutrition Program Photos & Content

ACL is collecting material from local nutrition programs, including photographs, quotes, newspaper clippings, and other materials that highlight Senior Nutrition Programs. In the request, ACL asks for high-quality JPG/PNGs of all types of nutrition activities, from grab-and-go events to nutrition education classes. A release form must be signed by every person shown. Please include the program name, location, a brief description of what is being shared, and the year it was published/produced. Submissions must be received by email by March 18, 2022.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73579

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ACL Issues Call for Senior Nutrition Award Nominations

As part of the Senior Nutrition Program 50th Anniversary celebration, ACL is soliciting nominations for nutrition “Champion awards.” These awards will recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Senior Nutrition Program at the state, area, and local levels. The deadline to submit nominations is March 2, 2022.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73577

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BE WITH: Combating Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Suicide Risk

ACL’s Administration on Aging funds “Innovations in Nutrition” grants to support the quality, effectiveness, and outcomes of the nutrition programs funded through the Older Americans Act. The nutrition programs work to reduce food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition; enhance socialization; and promote the health and well-being of older adults. This guest blog post features Innovations in Nutrition grantees as they describe how one project is helping build capacity within the aging network.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73074

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ACL Issues Nutrition Awards and Determines Process for Distributing Funds from the COVID-19 Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021

ACL awarded the $175 million for Nutrition Services and Native American Nutrition and Supportive Services to enhance ongoing community efforts begun with the support of previous COVID-19 supplemental appropriations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72360

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Nutrition Initiatives During COVID-19: Findings from State Aging and Disability Agencies

During the COVID-19 pandemic, health risks and financial burdens for certain at-risk populations can make access to food challenging. This issue brief explores the adjustments that states have made to nutrition programs. The brief highlights examples of opportunities available and changes that states have made to ensure older adults and persons with disabilities have access to food during the pandemic. Data and findings are drawn from the ADvancing States 2020 COVID-19 Membership Survey.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72189

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