Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Development of a nutrition and health education curriculum for older adults
by Wahl, Alexis, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 117; 1527422
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to create a 6-week nutrition curriculum for improving the health of older adults, aged 60 years or older. The goal of this curriculum was to improve the health of older adults by emphasizing the consumption of a well-balanced diet and regular physical activity in order to reduce the instance of Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension among older adults. Specifically, this project provides nutrition education regarding an overview of healthy lifestyle choices for older adults.

The nutrition curriculum, titled "How to Be a Fit and Healthy Older Adult," was created for implementation in senior centers following attendance of a congregate meal. The curriculum was designed to be implemented by a Registered Dietitian (RD) with vast knowledge and experience with the aging population. The curriculum consists of two parts: a nutrition education portion, using PowerPoint, and an interactive activity to engage the participants.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Gerontology, Nutrition, Health education
Publication Number: 1527422
ISBN: 978-1-303-76697-8
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