Tele or Virtual Nutrition Education for Older Adults

Adequate nutrition is critical for the well-being and health of all individuals but is particularly important for older adults. Community-based food and nutrition programs are resources for addressing the nutritional health of aging adults. Many senior nutrition programs leverage technological solutions to provide nutrition education. As such, it is important that senior nutrition programs are aware of how best to incorporate in-person nutrition education to a virtual setting and understands the variety of nutrition education resources available for older adults.

The purpose of this brief is to curate available resources to support the provision of credible tele or virtual nutrition education for community-residing older adults, which has been overseen by a registered dietitian or person of similar expertise.

Meals on Wheels America has hosted the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) as part of a cooperative agreement since 2011 with the Administration for Community Living (ACL) ending on December 31, 2020. Please stay tuned for future updates as website changes are coming soon.