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Congregate and Home-Delivered Meals - Where To Go For More Information

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To learn more about community nutrition programs, contact the local office on aging, go to www.aoa.gov, or call (in the United States) the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116. More information about nutrition and aging can be obtained from the organizations listed below.

Food and Nutrition Information Center, Room 304, National Agriculture Library Building, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351; Tel (301) 504-5719; Fax (301) 504-6409; E-mail fnic@nalusda.gov; Web site www.nalusda.gov/fnic/ The Food and Nutrition Information Center provides information to professionals and the general public on human nutrition, food service management, and food technology.

Meals on Wheels Association of America (formerly the National Association of Meal Programs), 1414 Prince Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314; Tel. (703) 548-5558; Fax (703) 548-8024; E-mail mowaa@ tbg.dgsys.com; association's web site is at www.projectmeal.org MOWAA is the oldest trade association in the United States for nutrition services providers. It offers training and technical assistance to those who plan and conduct congregate and home-delivered meal programs.

National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs, P.O. Box 9007, Grand Rapids, MI 49509-0007; Tel. (616) 531-9909 or (800) 999-6262; Fax 616-531-3103; E-mail NANASP@mindspring.com. NANASP is a membership and advocacy organization for professionals working in or interested in the fields of aging, community-based services, and nutrition and the elderly.

National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, University Park, OE200, Miami, FL 33199; Tel (305) 348-1517; Fax (305) 348-1518; TTY (800) 955-8771; E-mail nutrelder@ solix.fiu.edu; Web site www.fiu.edu The National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging works with the Administration on Aging to improve the nutritional status of older Americans.

The Nutrition Screening Initiative, 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20007. E-mail nsi@gmmb.com; Web site www.aafp.org/nsi/index.html

ROBERT C. FICKE SUSAN COOMBS FICKE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Administration on Aging. Administration on Aging State Program Report: A Summary of State and Community Programs Under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as Amended, Federal Fiscal Year 1997. Washington, D.C.: Administration on Aging. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000.

CODISPOTI, C. L., and BARTLETT, B. J.. Food and Nutrition for Life: Malnutrition and Older Americans. Report by the Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services. Washington D.C.: 1994.

Nutrition Screening Initiative. Keeping Older Americans Healthy at Home: Guidelines for Nutrition Programs in Health Care. Washington, D.C.: Greer, Margolis, Mitchell, Burns & Associates, 1996.

Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being, Hyattsville Md.: Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2000.

PONZA, M.; OHLS, J. C.; and MILLEN, B. E. Serving Elders at Risk. The Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs: National Evaluation of the Elderly Nutrition Program, 1993–1995, 3 vols. Princeton, N.J.: Mathematica Policy Research, 1996.

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