The Seniors Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTN) has developed a new Nutrition Community of Practice (CoP), which aims to link practitioners together to exchange information and knowledge on topics related to nutrition for older adults. A-HA is a member of the core working group.
The goals of the Nutrition CoP are to:
- Link current and future practitioners involved in the nutrition care of older adults.
- Promote evidence-based nutrition care for older adults by supporting knowledge exchange among experts, researchers, professional organizations, practitioners, and caregivers.
- Disseminate best practices in nutrition care to frontline caregivers.
- Stimulate research on food and nutrition issues for older adults.
As the Nutrition CoP develops, membership is expected to expand to include a variety of regulated professionals, caregivers, researchers, and policy makers, reflecting the importance of nutrition on the health of older adults.