On May 20-21, 2014, international leaders in nutrition and aging research participated in the first Think Tank organized by the RIA and it’s Agri-food for Healthy Aging program. Researchers and key stakeholders, including health and nutrition professionals from the long-term care (LTC) sector, discussed and prioritized the key determinants of food intake and identified innovative strategies to address these targets.
By partnering with international experts, research in this much-needed area will be accelerated and the results will have a significant impact on the health and quality of life of residents, and the quality of care in both Canadian and international LTC homes.
As a result of this Think Tank, attendees formed I-DINE (International Dining In Nursing homes Experts) which is a group of researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from around the world who are working to improve nutrition, mealtimes and quality of life for those living in long-term care.
To learn more about the Think Tank discussion and next steps: