Learn, Eat & Age Well

by NANASP and the Nutrition & Aging Resource Center

Join legendary nutrition and elder rights advocate Bob Blancato to keep on top of the latest innovations in the senior nutrition program!

Brought to you by the Nutrition & Aging Resource Center, this podcast invites experts and real-life service providers to share their secrets of success, offer free resources and tell us their sage advice.

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Nutrition Counseling and Medically Tailored Meals from a Business Perspective

    Nutrition Counseling and Medically Tailored Meals from a Business Perspective

    This informative podcast includes the practical ins and outs of providing nutrition counseling and medically tailored meals (MTM) as Bob interviews Livleen Gill, business person and president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Livleen talks about her experiences managing ACL nutrition grants and working to connect healthcare with the senior nutrition program. Importantly, she shares how to streamline meeting HIPPA requirements for healthcare contracts and focus MTMs on those that matter most to healthcare. Bob and Livleen also chat about critical federal policy issues that can impact reimbursements for nutrition counseling.

  • Evaluating Nutrition Services: Malnutrition Screening and More

    Evaluating Nutrition Services: Malnutrition Screening and More

    Join this fascinating discussion about going beyond satisfaction surveys to demonstrate the impacts of your meal program. Seanna Marceaux, Chief Strategy and Impact Officer of Meals on Wheels of Central Texas, explains how taking just a few extra minutes of time can give you results that will impress your funders and expand community buy-in for your services. And, for more details, check out Seanna’s highly rated Nutrition and Aging Resource Center webinar called Placing the 'Value' in Evaluation: Practical Tips for Measuring Impact.

  • Malnutrition in Older Adults: How we can work together and more!

    Malnutrition in Older Adults: How we can work together and more!

    Join us to hear from expert Dr. Alison Steiber, Chief Science Officer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as she and Bob talk about how complex older adult malnutrition can be, innovative collaborations between meal programs and hospitals, and how our programs can receive reimbursement for nutrition counseling by dietitians. Our conversation includes the importance of advocating for the federal Medical Nutrition Therapy Act and how that relates to the upcoming reauthorization of the Older Americans Act.

  • Bob Interviews Pam VanKampen about Malnutrition and Older Adults

    Bob Interviews Pam VanKampen about Malnutrition and Older Adults

    Our host, Bob Blancato, interviews Pam VanKampen from Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR). Pam is a gold mine of great information and resources about older adult malnutrition, an important issue for Senior Nutrition Programs, and a required element to address in State and Area Plans on Aging. Learn about free resources you can use in your nutrition program and exciting work GWAAR and their local nutrition programs are piloting - screening for malnutrition and providing person-centered nutrition resources and services. Go to the Nutrition & Aging Resource Center at https://acl.gov/senior-nutrition to find everything you need to know about this important topic and much more!