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Nutrition Education

Eat Well, Age Well and Eat Well, Care Well Nutrition Education Series for Older Adults focuses on nutrient dense foods and key nutrients that have a positive impact on the nutritional health of older adults and caregiver’s. We incorporate small weekly challenges and provide recipes and tips to make eating healthy easy, fun and affordable.  There are a variety of resources for each monthly Eat Well, Age Well topic. Eat Well, Care Well materials are one per month.

Materials will be posted below as they are developed. You do not need to use them in any specific order. Please share with your local contract dietitians. 

Thank you for using the materials.  Please contact Pam VanKampen, RDN GWAAR Nutrition Team if you would like them in Word format for editing or if you have any questions. 

A very special thank you to the UW Stout Dietetics Students who helped create this series!

Eat Well, Age Well Introductory Webinar
2017 Calendar for Topics

Eat Well, Age Well Nutrition Education Series for Older Adults 

There are a variety of resources for each monthly Eat Well, Age Well topic. You can use the materials in whatever way works best for your local programs. Please share with both Senior Dining and Home Delivered Meal Participants as they may have someone that can assist them with meal preparation and they can participate in the weekly challenges as well with the monthly tracking calendar. Monthly, there is an overview article that can be included in your newsletters or given out as a handout. There are also small ads you can put in the local paper to create interest in your programs, feel free to add your local contact information. If you choose to use the program in its entirety, we have created weekly materials.
The purpose of breaking the materials into weekly segments:

  • Can be used as a marketing tool, to have participants come back weekly to get new materials.
  • Doses the information in small amounts and then challenges individuals to act.
  • Create and maintain interest and excitement/buzz about eating well with different recipes and tips each week.

2017 Materials

June:  Purple Foods
Monthly Handout With Instructions (Purple Foods) 
Monthly Tracking Calendar (Purple Foods)
Newsletter/Newspaper Ads (Purple Foods)  

Table Tents

Placemats

May: Arthritis  
Monthly Handout With Instructions (Arthritis) 
Monthly Tracking Calendar (Arthritis)
Newsletter/Newspaper Ads (Arthritis)  

Table Tents

Placemats

April:  Brain Boosting Supplements
Monthly Handout With Instructions (Brain Boosting Supplements)
Monthly Tracking Calendar (Brain Boosting Supplements)
Newsletter/Newspaper Ads (Brain Boosting Supplements)

Table Tents

Limiting Sugar 4x6
Basil 4x6 or 5x7
MIND Diet 4x6 or 5x7
Bean 4x6
Whole Grains 4x6 or 5x7

Placemats

Turmeric
Basil
Thyme
Oregano

March:  Healthy Fats
Monthly Handout With Instructions (Healthy Fats) 
Monthly Tracking Calendar (Healthy Fats)
Newsletter/Newspaper Ads

Table Tents

Placemats

February: Healthful Snacking
Monthly Handout With Instructions (Healthful Snacking)
Monthly Tracking Calendar
Newsletter/Newspaper Ads (6" x 4" or 4" x 2")

Table Tents

Placemats

January: Brain Food Series
Monthly Handout With Instructions (Mediterranean Diet Guidelines)
Monthly Tracking Calendar
Newsletter/Newspaper Ads (6" x 4" or 4" x 2")

Table Tents

Placemats (Legal Size or Print to Scale Letter Size)

2016 Materials

December: Nutrient-Dense Food Series
Monthly Handout With Instructions (Nutrient-Dense Food Series)
Monthly Tracking Calendar (Nutrient-Dense Food Series)

Placemats (Legal size or Print to Scale Letter Size)

Eat Well, Care Well. Nutrition Education Series for Caregivers

Eat Well, Care Well is a once a month handout. The intent is to give caregivers quick, simple, healthy recipes and tips that can help maintain their nutritional health as well as the health of the person they are caring for.  There are also 4 weekly challenges per month but the tracking is less formal as they don't need one more thing to formally keep track of.

2017 Materials

July: Healthy Salad
June: High Protein, High Calorie

May: Meals Using Convenience Foods

April: Quick and Easy Meals
March: High-Protein Breakfast 
February: High-Protein Snacks
January: High Protein Meals in 1 Pot

Fat Facts

We hope these educational sheets help educate and create some discussion and excitement around various types of fats. We have included recipes on some of the handouts. It would be great if participants discuss and want to share some recipes they have tried and tips for using the various oils.

Canola Oil Fat Fact Sheet
Canola Oil Baking Substitution Chart
Coconut Oil Fat Fact Sheet
Compilation of All Fats Sheet
Comparison of Dietary Fats at a Glance
Grapeseed Oil Fat Fact Sheet
Olive Oil Fat Fact Sheet
Peanut Oil Fat Fact Sheet
Sesame Oil Fat Fact Sheet
Walnut Oil Fat Fact Sheet