Nutritional Challenges Faced by Seniors Living in Rural Areas

Moderator: Dr. Linda Benjamin Bobroff, Ph.D., RD, LD/N Department of Family, Youth & Community Sciences University of Florida Speaker: Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Director, Texas Healthy Aging Research Network (TxHAN) Director, Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities School of Rural Public Health Texas A&M Health Science Center

The webinar will:

  1. Highlight challenges to defining rural food environment and the types of food stores or food outlet
  2. Describe potential spatial access to the food environment in six rural counties in Texas Discuss the types of food items available in different types of food store
  3. Discuss the influence of perceived and objective measures of the food environment on food security and healthy eating among seniors in a large rural area