By Brad Prescott
, Caring.com senior editor
With the average American having a life expectancy of 78 years of age, we're living longer than ever before. But are older Americans following the right diet to help ensure they live healthier lives into their golden years? Angela Lemond is a registered dietitian and is spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Share with us the role of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in promoting a healthy diet.
Angela Lemond: The Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Our overarching goal is to improve the health of people through research, education, and advocacy. Most of the organization is made up of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) who work on the front lines in the food, nutrition, and wellness arenas.