UMaine professor, graduate assistant to present at AgingME food insecurity webinar March 25
Maine’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), also known as AgingME, will host a free, live webinar about food insecurity among older adults as part of their Spring Lunch & Learn Series on Friday, March 25, at noon. Mary Ellen Camire, UMaine professor of food science and nutrition, and graduate assistant Lily Brickman will lead the presentation.
Food insecurity is the disruption of food consumption or eating patterns. Limited incomes can cause food insecurity in older adults, but lack of transportation, impaired mobility and social isolation are other factors that can affect food status. This webinar will explore causes of food insecurity and demonstrate tools to assess this problem. Strategies for improving food security and stretching food budgets will also be discussed.