Mind the Hunger Gap

AODA has partnered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) to support their campaign, Mind the Hunger Gap. The intention is to address malnutrition in older adults, a public health issue that likely affects many countries around the world. Below is a list of international resources on this subject. Please email IT@EatrightOverseas.org if you have additional contributions.

By Country in Alphabetical Order:

Europe
Europe Food Information Council
http://www.eufic.org/page/en/diet-related-diseases/deficiencies/ 

HONG KONG
Elderly Health Service
http://www.info.gov.hk/elderly/publications/epublicationstext.htm#b

Elderly Health Messages and Tips
http://www.info.gov.hk/elderly/publications/epublicationstext.htm#b

List of Elderly Health Centres
http://www.dh.gov.hk/english/tele/tele_chc/tele_chc_ehc.html

Hong Kong: The Facts (Nov 2011)
http://www.gov.hk/en/about/abouthk/factsheets/docs/health_department.pdf

MEXICO
Clinical Practice Guideline from México´s Department of Health: Nutritional Assessment and Monitoring of the Elderly in the First Level of Care
http://www.cvsp.cucs.udg.mx/guias/TODAS/IMSS_095_08_CONTROL_NUTRICIONAL_...

Elderly´s nutrition as a public health problem in Mexico
http://www.didac.ehu.es/antropo/16/16-6/BernalOrozco.pdf

NETHERLANDS
Dutch Malnutrition Steering Group
www.fightmalnutrition.eu

SINGAPORE
Health Promotion Board on Healthy Ageing
http://www.hpb.gov.sg/healthyageing/default.aspx

Health Promotion Board on Eating for Healthy Ageing
http://www.hpb.gov.sg/foodforhealth/article.aspx?id=10532&lifestage=Olde...

Health Promotion Board on Educational Materials for Healthy Ageing
http://www.hpb.gov.sg/edumaterials/default.aspx?relatedhealthtopic=Healt...

Changi General Hospital One Stop My Health website
http://myhealth.sg/Home.aspx

Agency for Integrated Care
http://www.aic.sg/

SWEDEN
Socialstyrelsen
Summary: Nutrition for Good Health and Social Care
www.socialstyrelsen.se/publikationer2011/2011-9-3

UNITED STATES
A Profile of Older Americans 2011

Position and Practice paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Individualized Nutrition Approach for Older Adults in Health Care Facilities (Note: There is also a practice paper at this link that can be read by A.N.D. members)
http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8373

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Nutrition Across the Spectrum of Aging (Note: In revision)
http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8374

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Society for Nutrition Education: Food and Nutrition Programs for Community-Residing Older Adults
http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=6442451115

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Food Insecurity in the United States
http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8361

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Ethical and Legal Issues in Nutrition, Hydration and Feeding (Note: This is scheduled for revision with revised version likely released in 2013)
http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8408

U.S. National Institute of Medicine - Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community: A Workshop, October 5-6, 2011 (expert speaker presentations available and a workshop summary is pending)
http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Nutrition/NutritionAgingCommunity/2011-OCT...

Becky Dorner & Associates - Senior Nutrition Resource Center (Becky Dorner is an AODA Supporter Member)
http://www.beckydorner.com/
http://www.beckydorner.com/uploads/FailuretoThriveforAgingWell810-1317.pdf
http://www.beckydorner.com/uploads/UnintentionalWeightLossPart12006-45.pdf
http://www.beckydorner.com/uploads/UnintentionalWeightLossPart22006-46.pdf

Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group - Weblinks
http://www.hadpg.org/ha.cfm?page=web-links

Mini Nutritional Assessment
www.mna-elderly.com/forms/MNA_english.pdf
www.mna-elderly.com/forms 

VENEZUELA
Venezuelan Health Observatory (Note: This is a foundation for a project in collecting data on many health issues and attached to the department at Central University of Venezuela)
www.ovsalud.org

Statistic National Institute (Note: Provides information about poverty, food consumption, food insecurity)
www.ine.gob.ve