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Helpful Links

child and adult care food program (CACFP)

Massachusetts Department of Education
Child and Adult Care Food Program
www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/nprograms/cacfp.html

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Child and Adult Care Food Program

www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Care/CACFP/cacfphome.htm

Directory of State Agencies Administering CACFP
www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

aging-related programs and services

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Office of Elder Health
www.mass.gov/dph/fch/elderhealth

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
www.800ageinfo.com

fact Sheets on multiple topics

Fact sheets from the following websites can be downloaded free of charge.

University of Massachusetts Extension
Nutrition Education Program (NEP)
extension.umass.edu/nutrition/publications

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
Nutrition Fact Sheets
www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/pubfood.html

Ohio State University Extension
Senior Series Fact Sheets
ohioline.osu.edu/ss-fact

Rutgers University Cooperative Research and Extension
The Caring Connection – Fact Sheets for Caregivers
www.rce.rutgers.edu/pubs/subcategory.asp?cat=10&sub=68

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Other Resources

nutrition

University of Massachusetts Extension
Nutrition Education Program (NEP)
extension.umass.edu/nutrition/publications

American Dietetic Association
Online Catalog of Materials
www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/shop.html

DETERMINE Nutritional Risk Checklist
www.aafp.org/x17367.xml

Nutrition.Gov
www.nutrition.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

Main website: www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
Nutrition for older adults: www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/000002.html

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Eating Well as We Age(free downloadable booklet)
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

health issues for older adults

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's Association
www.alz.org

National Institute of Health - Senior Health
nihseniorhealth.gov/alzheimersdisease/toc.html

National Institute on Aging Information Center
www.niapublications.org

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

Idaho Plate Method (For People with Diabetes)
www.platemethod.com

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive and Kidney Diseases
diabetes.niddk.nih.gov

Heart Disease

American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

High Blood Pressure

American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Osteoporosis

National Institute of Health
Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases

www.osteo.org

National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org

Senior Health (Multiple Topics)

NIH Senior Health
nihseniorhealth.gov

medicines and older adults

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Medicines and Older Adults (free downloadable booklet)
www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

Ohio State University Extension
Senior Series Fact Sheets

Five downloadable fact sheets on medications:

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physical activity and older adults

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
www.acsm.org/health%2Bfitness/comments.htm

ACSM Current Comments on exercise topics for the public

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Growing Stronger: Strength Training for Older Adults (126-page book)
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/growing_stronger/print_friendly_pdf.htm

National Institute on Aging Information Center
Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging (86-page book)
www.niapublications.org/exercisebook/exercisebook.asp

emergency food plans

American Red Cross

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Florida International University

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service, Technical Service Center

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food safety

University of Massachusetts Extension
Nutrition Education Program (NEP)
http://extension.umass.edu/nutrition/programs/food-safety

Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
www.foodsafety.gov

U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org

National Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov

National Family Caregivers Association
www.nfcacares.org

Rutgers University Cooperative Research and Extension
The Caring Connection – Fact Sheets for Caregivers
www.rce.rutgers.edu/pubs/subcategory.asp?cat=10&sub=68

U.S. Administration on Aging
National Family Caregiver Support Program

www.aoa.gov/prof/aoaprog/caregiver/caregiver.asp

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Developed for the Massachusetts Department of Education Child and Adult Care Food Program by the University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program. Permission is hereby granted by the Massachusetts Department of Education to copy any or all parts of this document for non-commercial educational purposes. The Massachusetts Department of Education, an Affirmative Action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

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