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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island

Diet and Nutrition

American Dietetic Association (ADA) - Among the many resources on ADA's web site is a page devoted to nutrition screening & intervention resources for healthcare professionals working with older adults. ADA's home page also contains links to the ADA Journal, ADA position papers, and research initiatives. Source: ADA

U.S.D.A. Food and Nutrition Center - a link to downloadable food guide pyramids. From this page, scroll down to click on the option to view "More Food Guide Pyramids" for pyramids published in a variety of languages and for special audiences. Includes a food pyramid for people over 70 years of age.

U.S.D.A. SNAP-Ed Connection - This web page links to a variety of professional development tools that provide background and support for nutrition education efforts with older adults. Source: USDA Snap-Ed

Upcoming CIPG Workshops

Workshop 1: Fundamental Concepts in Age-Related Changes and Wellness - 9/15/2014

Workshop 2: Assessing Geriatric Assessment: Why It Takes a Team to Do a Good Job - 11/3/2014



Alzheimer's Disease Training

Offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of RI.


Stay tuned for a additional programs this year!


View RI's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias