Nutrition Advisory Group for Elderly People

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 December 2002



(2002), "Nutrition Advisory Group for Elderly People", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 32 No. 6.



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Nutrition Advisory Group for Elderly People

Nutrition Advisory Group for Elderly People

The Nutrition Advisory Group for Elderly People (NAGE) is a special interest group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). The membership is open to all dietitians working with older people, who wish to develop the special understanding and expertise required when working with the older person and are interested in promoting good nutrition among older people.

NAGE aims to:

  • Bring together people with an interest in the nutrition of the older person.

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and experience.

  • Offer advice and support to dietitians, other health professionals and carers.

  • Produce resources to promote and encourage good nutrition.

NAGE activities:

  • Acting as an advisory body, both nationally and internationally.

  • Continuing education for dietitians, including post-registration courses.

  • Guidelines for pre-registration education for health professionals.

  • Working with the media.

  • Developing and producing appropriate resources.

  • Supporting research, evaluation and audit.

  • Building links with other agencies and voluntary organisations.

  • Liaison with health bodies, social services and government agencies.

Resources available include:

  • Booklets on nutritional assessment, catering and tackling eating problems.

  • Videos on supermarket shopping, stimulating a small appetite.

  • Leaflets on staying healthy, stimulating a small appetite and diabetes(the latter two now available in A4 size as well as A5).

  • Posters on staying healthy and stimulating a small appetite.

As a specialist interest group it is constantly updating information and developing new resources.

For further details of resources and an order form visit the British Dietetic Association Web site: Click on media and resources to print a NAGE order form.

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