During National Nutrition Month (March), the Alliance for Aging Research, Washington, D.C., in partnership with the Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science, has released three animated “pocket films” that explain the role of nutrition in healthy aging and highlight some of the latest findings in nutrition research. These pocket films offer an easy-to-understand, concise introduction to nutrition that both consumers and health educators can take with them anywhere on their smart phone or tablet. The films, along with additional resources about nutrition, are available for viewing and direct download.
“We are pleased to release these films during National Nutrition Month as a way to educate seniors, and consumers of all ages, about how good nutrition can help them maintain and improve their health, add vitality to their years, and potentially reduce their risk of disease,” said Lindsay Clarke, Alliance vice president of health programs.
The films look at nutrition in three parts: nutrition and the process of aging, essential nutrients and safely turning to supplements, and improving cardiovascular health with nutrition. The three films, titled Nutrition for a Healthy Life, Healthy Aging with Nutrition and Heart Healthy Aging with Nutrition, cover a number of topics. These topics include: the biological processes of aging and the importance of nutrition in promoting healthy aging; an overview of essential and non-essential nutrients; the latest research and what it tells us about bioactive compounds such as carotenoids, phytosterols and flavanols, and how they improve aspects of health; when and how to consider and choose dietary supplements; and advances in nutrition and cardiovascular health.
“We have spent more than two decades committed to pioneering innovative fundamental nutrition research to maintain and improve human health,” said Daniella Foster, director of science communications and corporate affairs, Mars Symbioscience, Maryland. “And through our Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science, we are dedicated to sharing our research outcomes and advancing people’s understanding of the inherent link between nutrition and healthy aging. These films offer an engaging, consumer-friendly way to do just that.”
The films do not have any branded content and are available free to vitamin retailers to embed on their website as helpful resources for customers. DVDs are also available for in-store placement.