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How to Ensure That Teaching Kitchens Are Age-Friendly

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      Health systems and community organizations have increasingly offered nutrition education through teaching kitchens. With an increasing number of older adults (>65 years) accessing these programs, teaching kitchens may consider age-friendly adaptations to their standard curriculum. Based on experiences with implementing Healthy Teaching Kitchens Across Veteran Affairs Health Care System, and by applying the 5M Geriatric Care Framework (Mind, Multicomplexity, Medications, Mobility, What Matters Most), several steps are proposed for teaching kitchens to be able to better accommodate older adults.

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