Listen to Ron's Interview with Keri Lipperini
Paving the Path to Good Health, Nutrition and Wellness as We Age
When you talk to health experts about the factors that promote human longevity, they invariably cite good nutrition, in addition to regular exercise and an active, socially engaged, lifestyle. In today’s episode, host Ron Roel will be talking about key health and nutrition issues with Keri Ann Lipperini, Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs at the U.S. Administration on Aging. Keri, a proud Navy Veteran, was initially trained as a Hospital Corpsmen, taking the oath to care for sick sailors, a commitment she remains passionate about today. Since then, she has spent 20 years developing programs that promote health and nutrition in both government and nonprofit sectors. In today’s conversation, Keri will go beyond talk about the latest diets to help us set the stage for healthy aging. She will outline nutrition and health concerns affecting all of us, but particularly the challenges we encounter in our 45+ years, whether we’re taking care of ourselves, or our 75+ parents. And Kerri will describe her agency’s various health, prevention and wellness programs; where to find these resources; and how they also can help address growing issues like social isolation and loneliness.
Featured Guest: Keri Ann Lipperini
Keri Ann Lipperini is the Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs at the U.S. Administration on Aging, the principal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With over 20 years of experience developing programs in the government and nonprofit sectors, Keri previously worked for a county in Maryland, where she served as the program manager, overseeing the Health Promotion and Nutrition programs. While in this position, she was instrumental in bringing evidence-based programming to the county. Keri is also a proud Navy Veteran. She was trained as a Hospital Corpsman taking the oath to care for sick sailors and Marines, a commitment she is extremely passionate about and still maintains today. Keri has a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and a master’s degree in Public Administration with a Health care focus. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in her community, advocating for fellow veterans, and baking for her family and friends.
Here are some federal agency resources that offer useful information about nutrition and healthy aging for consumers:
The Dietary Guidelines for America website: www.dietaryguidelines.gov/.
National Institutes on Aging website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/healthy-eating
USDA website: https://www.nutrition.gov/
National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging website: https://seniornutrition.acl.gov/
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements website: https://ods.od.nih.gov/
Local nutrition and health promotion program finder: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx