Healthy Eating for Successful Aging

Evidence Based Program offered by Asian Center

The program emphasizes self-management strategies using behavior modification approaches as a core component. It offers weekly group sessions in which participants learn about nutrition as it pertains to improving heart and bone health using core principles of the revised food guide MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. It provides opportunities to discuss personal goals and achievement of these goals, and to receive problem solving health and support from other participants.

  • For seniors who want to learn more about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health.
  • Goal setting, problem solving, group support, nutrition education, and self-assessment and management of dietary patterns.
  • Based on USDA MyPlate.
  • Taught by trained peer leaders with support of a nutritionist or registered dietitian.
  • Six consecutive 2 ½-hour sessions followed by an optional Healthy EatingTM restaurant outing one month after the sixth session.