Functional Foods for Healthy Aging Toolkit

The Functional Foods for Healthy Aging Toolkit is a collection of resources on functional foods for older adults. It supports Registered Dietitians and other health professionals in communicating with older adults about the role of functional foods in healthy aging.

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The Functional Foods for Healthy Aging Toolkit is a collection of resources to assist Registered Dietitians and other health professionals in communicating with older adults about functional foods.

The toolkit includes:

  • Background information about functional foods.
  • Background information about older adults and how functional foods would benefit their health.
  • Results from a University of Guelph research study designed to explore functional food
    consumption in a sample of older adults.
  • Educational resources to facilitate interaction with older adults about functional foods.

In addition, the toolkit includes a link to an anonymous evaluation survey so the research team can gather feedback about how the resource is being used and applied in practice.

Date created: 2012

Authorship

The toolkit was created by a team from the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph (Hilary Dunn, M.Sc., Laura Stratton, M.Sc., Meagan Vella, M.Sc., and Professor Alison M. Duncan, Ph.D., R.D.) in collaboration with the Agri-food for Healthy Aging program.

Funding Acknowledgement

Funding for the toolkit was provided by the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research’s first Nutrition Research in Focus program, and the Agri-Food and Rural Link program, the knowledge mobilization arm of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in partnership with the University of Guelph.

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