What we eat: Nutrition as a foundation to healthy aging

Good nutrition is essential to aging well. Much of the malnutrition that occurs in long-term care is preventable, attributed to the eating environment, food quality and the ability to access food. Heather Keller, a Canadian leader in research about nutrition and aging, will share her views on how we can provide a better foundation to healthy aging at a public talk on Thursday January 22.

What we eat: Nutrition as a foundation to healthy aging 
When: Thursday January 22, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Where: McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Rd. South, Hamilton)* Free event parking

Can’t attend in-person? Join us online via live web stream at www.itshappeningrightnow.com/mcmasteroptimalagingevents

The event will be held at the McMaster Innovation Park, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will be webcast live for those who are unable to attend. Keller’s presentation will be followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions (in person or via twitter using #MacAging).

Keller, who holds the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging and is a Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo as well as a Research Scientist in Agri-food for Healthy Aging at Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, will draw on her extensive knowledge and research to provide insights into the burden of malnutrition among older adults in Ontario and how many of cases of malnutrition can be prevented.

This public talk is organized by the McMaster Health Forum and is supported by the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative.

This talk is part of a series of Forum-led optimal aging events. Past events can be viewed here.