STEPPING

UP

YOUR NUTRITION

Identifying malnutrition risk among older adults is important.

  • 1-in-2 older adults may be at risk for malnutrition

  • Annual costs for disease-associated malnutrition are estimated at $51.3 billion

  • Although prevalent, malnutrition often goes unrecognized

This brief 30-minute training can help combat malnutrition in your community. By educating and engaging older adults, we can empower them to take steps to reduce their nutrition risk and link them to needed services and resources.

Stepping Up Your Nutrition (SUYN) is a 2.5-hour interactive community-based workshop that
focuses on:

  • How nutrition affects falls risk

  • The importance of muscles for strength

  • Key nutrients for older adults, particularly protein and fluid

  • How to determine personal nutrition risk and handgrip strength scores 

  • How to create an action plan to improve nutritional health

SUYN is an award-winning program.

Recipient of the:

  • 2017 Innovative Program Award from the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

  • 2018 Aging Innovations Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

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