The CORE Food Security Group hosted a panel presentation and discussion forum on August 18, 2020, which was attended by 40 members of the community-bases seniors serving sector from across the province including Barrhead, Calgary, Chestermere, Cochrane, Cold Lake, Edmonton, Edson, Fort McMurray, High River, Innisfail, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rimbey, St. Paul, and Three Hills.
The panel presenters were:
Marlis Atkins, Nutrition Services Director at Alberta Health Services, who spoke on nutrition and older adults
Monica Morrison, Executive Director at Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre, who presented on food security programming
Michelle Capicio, Dietetic Intern / Research Assistant at University of Alberta, who presented on a research project she is part of at the University of Alberta about nutrition in older adults during COVID-19
A PDF copy of the presentation slides is attached to this resource.
Nutrition and Older Adults - Marlis Atkins, Nutrition Services Director at Alberta Health Services
Research: Nutrition in older adults during COVID-19 - Michelle Capicio, Dietetic Intern / Research Assistant at University of Alberta
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Pathways to connect health and community
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The CORE Food Security Group welcomes participation from health and community-based organizations experiencing difficulties meeting the needs of their clients and critical partners, such as Meals on Wheels, food banks, Alberta Health Services, government partners, and related organizations. Organizations that have or are developing solutions – your expertise and suggestions are welcome! By joining the CORE Food Security Group, you can share your feedback on the questions asked during the Discussion Forum through the Food Security Discussion Threads.