The growing population of older adults in the United States presents challenges for health professionals, such as nutrition educators and dietitians, to provide nutrition services that best meet older adults' diverse needs. The National Dairy Council sponsored an expert panel to learn more about older adults' eating habits and nutritional status, their nutrient needs, and dietary guidance and policies directed to this population. This article highlights and updates information presented by the panel.
From the National Dairy Council, Rosemont, Ill (Ms McBean, Dr Miller, and Ms Jarvis), and the Finch University School of Related Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Ill (Dr Groziak).
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FIGURE 1 Lois D. McBean, MS, RD, Ann Arbor, Mich, is a consultant for the National Dairy Council.
Susan M. Groziak, PhD, RD, is an assistant professor, Finch University School of Related Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Ill.
Gregory D. Miller, PhD, FACN, is vice-president, Nutrition Research and Technology Transfer, National Dairy Council, Rosemont, Ill.
Judith K. Jarvis, MS, RD, LD, is manager, Nutrition and Health Information, National Dairy Council, Rosemont, Ill.