Fact or Fiction?
'All Older People's Nutritional Requirements are the Same'
The nutritional recommendations for the majority of people aged over 65 is to follow similar patterns of eating and lifestyle to those advised for maintaining health in younger adults. However as this older person population group in particular are not a homogeneous group, often complicated with a number of medical conditions which impact to varying degrees on general overall health and daily living needs, their individual nutritional requirements vary widely and needs tailoring in this life stage. They can be either 'nutritionally well' or 'nutritionally vulnerable' requiring either 'healthy eating' or 'eat for health' approaches and this too can be to varying degrees and over various period of times.
Some fabulous creative activities @NHWeek promoting positive food and hydration messages for all especially the nutritionally vulnerable! From hospitals launching mealtimes matter campaigns, ‘Eat, drink, move’ projects, British Dietetic Association Malnutrition food fact sheet with tips on getting extra calories who for @NHWeek partnered with Friends of Elderly to promote good nutrition and hydration via five tips to boost good nutrition and hydration in older people.
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