What is I-DINE?
International Dining In Nursing homes Experts (I-DINE) is a group of researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from around the world who are working to improve nutrition, mealtimes and quality of life for those living in long-term care.
The group was established in 2014 after A-HA and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) organized a Nutrition & Aging Think Tank to discuss and prioritize the key determinants of food intake in long-term care and identify innovative strategies to address these targets.
By partnering with international experts, I-DINE will drive research in this much-needed area and the results will have a significant impact on the health and quality of life of residents, and the quality of care in both Canadian and international long-term care homes.
I-DINE Vision Statement
To promote nutrition, mealtimes and improved quality of life for long-term care residents by advancing practice-relevant research, nurturing young investigators, and collaborating with multiple disciplines and stakeholders to drive practice change.
I-DINE includes members from across Canada and Europe, and the United States and Australia. To view the list of members, click here.
Stay tuned for updates as I-DINE advances its work. For more information, contact A-HA’s program manager Hilary Dunn.