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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults: Exploring the Impact of the Physical, Social, and Cultural Environment: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23496.
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Appendix B
Acronyms

AAA Area Agency on Aging
AARP American Association of Retired Professionals
ACA Affordable Care Act
AoA U.S. Administration on Aging
A.S.P.E.N. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
BMI body mass index
CACFP Child and Adult Care Food Program
CFSM Core Food Security Module
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CSFP Commodity Supplemental Food Program
DASH Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DRI Dietary Reference Intake
EAR Estimated Average Requirement
EBT Electronic Benefits Transfer
FDPIR Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
FoSHU Food for Special Health Uses
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults: Exploring the Impact of the Physical, Social, and Cultural Environment: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23496.
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HCBS home- and community-based service
IHS Indian Health Service
IOM Institute of Medicine
MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination
NAME Nutrition, Aging, and Memory in the Elderly
NANASP National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
NCOA National Council on Aging
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NIA National Institute on Aging
NIH National Institutes of Health
NRI Nutrition Risk Index
OAA Older Americans Act
P.E.E.R. Promoting Empowerment Enrichment Resources
RDA Recommended Dietary Allowance
SFMNP Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SSI Supplemental Security Income
UAB University of Alabama at Birmingham
UL Tolerable Upper Intake Level
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USPS U.S. Postal Service
VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
WHO World Health Organization
WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults: Exploring the Impact of the Physical, Social, and Cultural Environment: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23496.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults: Exploring the Impact of the Physical, Social, and Cultural Environment: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23496.
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Older adults are a growing demographic group in the United States, and a range of physical, social, financial, and cultural factors affect their nutritional status. Metabolic and physiologic changes that accompany normal aging modify the nutritional requirements of older adults. An examination of evidence is needed to better understand how nutritional status is associated with aging and risk of mortality or chronic disease among older adults. Underpinning many, if not most, nutritional problems in older adults is socioeconomic status. Therefore, understanding access challenges to healthy food, including geographic, financial, and transportation barriers, also is needed to better understand how to meet the nutritional needs of older adults.

On October 28-29, 2015, the Food and Nutrition Board convened a workshop, Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults, in Washington, DC. Participants examined factors in the physical, social, and cultural environment that affect the ability of older adults to meet their daily dietary needs. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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