Nourishing Seniors Through Medically Tailored Meals

A National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging Convening - August 8, 2019

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The NRCNA hosted a day-long online and in-person convening focused on helping the network of community-based senior nutrition programs understand best practices, current challenges and emerging opportunities in the provision of medically tailored meals targeted at older adults. Attendees discussed and developed a vision for the future of specialized meal services, networked with peers from across the country, identified needed training

tools and resources, and articulated a plan of action to inspire and guide continued efforts in the provision of targeted meal services for chronically ill older adults. On this page, we have archived the presentations given at this event as well as key resources to support continued action by community-based senior nutrition programs seeking to offer meals that address both the nutritional and medical needs of older adults.

Speaker Videos

Keynote Speaker

Katie Garfield

Staff Attorney
Harvard Law School
Panel Presenters

Alissa Wassung

Director of Policy & Planning
God’s Love We Deliver

Panel Presenters

Jean Terranova

Director of Food & Health Policy
Community Servings
Panel Presenters

Leslie Scotland-Stewart

Director of Health Care Innovation
Project Angel Heart

Event Resources

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Nourishing Seniors Through Medically Tailored Meals

For older Americans coping with chronic illness, part of the prescription for health just might be the right nutritious meal, tailored to special medical needs, delivered to one’s doorstep.

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  • Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults
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  • Food is Medicine: Medically Tailored Home Delivered Meals Can Improve Health Outcomes for People with Critical and Chronic Disease
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  • Food is Medicine: Opportunities in Public and Private Health Care for Supporting Nutritional Counseling and Medically Tailored Home Delivered Meals
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  • Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan
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