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Natalie Mazzullo

Healthy Aging Initiative Faculty
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Summary

Natalie Mazzullo is Healthy Aging Initiative faculty for the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. Ms. Mazzullo was recently re-appointed by Governor Lombardo to the Commission on Aging. This is her second term. She is a lead teacher and facilitator for AARP's Disrupt Aging Classroom and a scholar in health literacy for older adults. She holds certificates in gerontology, healthy aging and inter-professional geriatrics care. In addition to that, she serves on the inter-professional geriatric curriculum committee for the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a member of the American Society on Aging and the Gerontological Society of America. Her undergraduate degree is in public health and her master’s degree is in curriculum development using educational technology. She has been working in public health and championing marginalized individuals since the late 1990s. She also works tirelessly to dispel ageism and ageist language. 

Programs

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Healthy Aging Initiative

Join us for an informative and engaging event discussing the health disparities and equity issues marginalized older adult populations face. Our expert speakers will examine Alzheimer's and related dementia, gender responsiveness and care partner violence and explore potential solutions to promote health equity for all. This event is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience from experts in the field and connect with others who are enthusiastic about promoting health equity for older adults.

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Simply Delicious: Easy, Healthy Meals

Our Simply Delicious recipes are simple to prepare, easy to cook and taste delicious. To be sent a laminated copy of each recipe presented in the cooking series email HealthyAging@unr.edu.

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Recipes
tacos
Lentil and Quinoa Tacos
What you'll need: Large skillet Spatula or spoon Measuring cups Measuring spoons Cutting board Sharp knife Small bowl Whisk or fork Stovetop
.Mazzullo, N. 2022, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Cooking Series, Season 1, Episode 6
kale
Kale Salad with Pomegranates and Lemon Vinaigrette
What you'll need: Small bowl Whisk or fork Measuring spoons Measuring cups Large bowl Spatula or spoon
Mazzullo, N. 2022, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Cooking Series, Season 1, Episode 5
Festive Fruit Bark
Berries are delicious and nutritious. Try different combinations of berries, jelly and jams.
Mazzullo, N. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Cooking Series, Season 1, Episode 3
Mixed Berry Chia Jam
A quick jam to help you sweeten up breakfast and use up any leftover berries before they spoil!
Mazzullo, N. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Cooking Series, Season 1, Episode 3
Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Lemon Tahini Dressing
What you'll need: Large bowl Small bowl Whisk or fork Measuring spoons Baking sheet Spatula or spoon Oven Oven mitt
Mazzullo, N. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Cooking Series, Season 1, Episode 2
Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup
A healthy soup that is fun, fast, tasty and fits your budget.
Mazzullo, N. 2021, Extension, University of Nevada Reno, Cooking Series, Season 1, Episode 1