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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 3: Syndromes and Senses - 2/9/2015

Workshop 4: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias - 4/13/2015

Workshop 5: Bridging the Gap in Fragmented Healthcare: Safe Transitions - 6/1/2015



Alzheimer's Disease Training

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

Getting Started Series: South Kingstown Police Department


Getting Started Series: Middletown Public Library


Training Employees for Alzheimer's Management (T.E.A.M) (Spanish)


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