Hidden Hunger in Aging

Available via

WEBINAR

FREE

for Members

Hidden Hunger: Solutions for America’s Aging Population

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Presented By

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

Micronutrient deficiency in older adults—often termed “hidden hunger”— is caused by a number of biological and environmental factors that may not be immediately obvious to health care providers. As a result, the condition is not well diagnosed or documented. This one-day event, designed for public health officials, healthcare practitioners, and scientists interested in elder nutrition, will focus on our current understanding of hidden hunger in the U.S. and highlight the role of policies to encourage quality health care practices that focus on promoting adequate nutrition in the elderly.

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Scientific Organizing Committee

Hidden Hunger in Aging
Manfred Eggersdorfer, PhD (DSM)
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Gordon Jensen, MD, PhD (UVM College of Medicine)
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Simin Meydani, DMV, PhD (Tufts University)
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Keri Marshall, MS, ND (DSM)
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Duffy MacKay, ND (CRN)
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Katherine Tucker, PhD (UMass Lowell)
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Julie Shlisky, PhD (Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)
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Megan Bourassa, PhD (Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)

Speakers

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Regan Bailey, PhD, MPH, RD, CPH, Purdue University
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Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, Tufts University
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Bob Blancato, MPA Matz, Blancato and Associates
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Katherine Tucker, PhD, UMass Lowell
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Simin Meydani, DMV, PhD, Tufts University
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Ucheoma Akobundu, PhD, RD, Meals on Wheels
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Mary Ann Johnson, PhD, University of Georgia
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Caitlin R. Hodgkins, Office of Congressman James P. McGovern, Committee on Agriculture
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Emily Allen, AARP

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Co-Sponsors

Friday

March 23, 2018

9:00 AM

Welcome and Conference Objectives

Speaker

Manfred Eggersdorfer, PhD
DSM

Session 1: Unique dietary needs and challenges meeting these needs for the 65+ population

Session Chairperson
Moderator: Gordon Jensen, MD, PhD - UVM College of Medicine
9:10 AM

Keynote Presentation: Hidden Hunger in Older Adults: Size and Scope of the Challenge and its Role in Healthy Aging

Speaker

Simin Meydani, DVM, PhD
Tufts University
9:45 AM

Food, Nutrients and, Dietary Patterns for Healthy Aging

Speaker

Katherine Tucker, PhD
UMass Lowell
10:10 AM

Defining Hidden Hunger in the Context of Aging in the US

Speaker

Regan Bailey, PhD, MPH, RD, CPH
Purdue University
10:35 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:55 AM

Q&A and Panel discussion

Session 2: Strategies and interventions to diagnose and address hidden hunger in the 65+ population

Session Chairperson
Moderator: Duffy MacKay, ND - Council for Responsible Nutrition
11:40 AM

Innovative Programs to Diagnose and Address Hidden Hunger, with Measureable Outcomes

Speaker

Mary Ann Johnson, PhD
University of Georgia
12:05 PM

A Role for Food Fortification and Dietary Supplementation in Combating Hidden Hunger Among Older Adults

Speaker

Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD
Tufts University
12:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Addressing Food Insecurity in Homebound Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities​​

Speaker

Ucheoma Akobundu, PhD, RD
Meals on Wheels
1:55 PM

Q&A and Panel discussion

Session 3: Bringing Attention to Policy Makers and Public Health Experts

Session Chairperson
Moderator: Keri Marshall, MS, ND - DSM
2:40 PM

Protecting and Strengthening our Federal Safety Net to Improve Nutrition and End Hunger

Speaker

Caitlin R. Hodgkins*
Office of Congressman James P. McGovern, Committee on Rules · Committee on Agriculture​ (*not participating in webinar)
3:05 PM

Hidden Hunger and Malnutrition: The Need to Address Both in Policy

Speaker

Bob Blancato, MPA
Matz, Blancato and Associates
3:30 PM

Incentivizing Healthy Eating: Does Purchase Lead to Consumption?

Speaker

Emily Allen
AARP Foundation
3:55 PM

Q&A and Panel discussion

4:40 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker

Gilles Bergeron, PhD
The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science