Older Adults

Eat Smart, Live Strong

“Eat Smart, Live Strong is an intervention designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for FNS nutrition assistance programs. The Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit promotes two key behaviors: Consume 3 1/2 cups of fruit and vegetable per day and participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.”

EatFresh Mini Course

“Take the free EatFresh.org Mini Course to boost your nutrition, cooking, and healthy living knowledge. Each self-paced topic takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Learn how to: eat healthy on a budget, read nutrition labels and ingredient lists, avoid added sugar in foods, cook easy, tasty meals, determine portion sizes to manage your weight, shop smart and save money, and plan meals for healthy holidays and celebrations.”

Using the Nutrition Facts Label: A How-To Guide for Older Adults

This booklet is a comprehensive guide to using the Nutrition Facts Label as a consumer. The booklet also includes practical tips and guidance for using the Nutrition Facts Label as an older adult and information about the dietary needs of older adults.

Vermont Harvest of the Month

Vermont Harvest of the Month is a program run by Green Mountain Farm to School and founded by Vital Communities and Food Connects to promote seasonal eating, encourage healthy diets and support the local economy. They provide ready to go materials for the classroom, cafeteria, and community that promotes the use of local, seasonal Vermont foods.

Save the Food

Save the Food is a national public service campaign to combat food waste. The website includes a variety food storage tips, meal planning tips, including a “guest-imator” tool, an interactive calculator to help you plan how much food you need to purchase for a meal for many without producing food waste.

Next Steps to Better Nutrition

“The Next Steps to Better Nutrition program was developed by the National Council on Aging and the American Heart Association to teach older adults how they can afford, purchase, and cook more nutritious foods. In a series of 6 hour-long classes, participants will learn about the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease, and discover how they can take concrete action steps to improve their diet and keep their heart healthy.”

SNAP-ED Resource Library

The SNAP-ED Resource Library is a comprehensive resource base of Nutrition Education programs, curriculums, and materials. The library includes resources in English and in Spanish.