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Aging Matters | Nutrition & Aging

Of the diseases that can affect how we age, malnutrition is not an obvious one. However, researchers say more and more older adults are malnourished, including people who may look healthy or who may even be overweight. The documentary "Nutrition and Aging" examines the hidden epidemic of malnutrition and undernutrition among older adults in the United States. National reports consistently show that Tennessee is among the worst states when it comes to percentage of adults age 60 and older who face the threat of hunger or lack access to quality food, what is known as “food insecurity.” Aging presents other challenges to maintaining a balanced diet, including changes to how bodies process foods and nutrients, how our digestive system works, and how foods taste. Some older people develop difficulty swallowing; others are not able to shop for or prepare meals, while others find the cost of groceries to be a deterrent. The result of these numerous factors is that one in four older adults has some form of malnutrition.


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Nutrition & Aging, NPT Reports’ latest Aging Matters documentary.

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The Experts

Dr. Heidi Silver
Assoc. Prof. of Medicine
Vanderbilt Diet, Body Composition and Human Metabolism Core

Dr. Nadia Pietrzykowska
Weight & Life MD
Ewing, NJ

Lacey Russell
Director of Aging Nutrition Program
TN. Dept. of Aging & Disability

Sarah Downer
Ctr. for Health, Law & Policy
Harvard Law School

Dr. Ron Aday
Aging Studies Program
Middle Tennessee State University

Sarah Brown
South Central TN Human Resource Agency


Production Credits

LaTonya Turner
Producer / Writer / Narrator
Jim DeMarco
Videographer / Production Manager
Will Pedigo
Videographer / Executive Producer
Suzy Hence
Editor
Paul Majonnier
Videographer
Megan Yocum
Editor
Michael Pruitt-Bruun
Videographer
Kathy Mattea
Host
Shawn Anfinson
Videographer