Supporting seniors at higher risk of poor nutrition

Mar 10 2016

Supporting seniors at higher risk of poor nutrition

Eating well is not always easy. A panel of older adults share their thoughts and suggestions about ways to improve nutrition, especially for those most at risk.

The Bottom Line

  • Many older Canadian adults are at risk of poor nutrition, which can cause serious health issues.
  • Inadequate available services, physical, social and financial limitations, and a lack of awareness about how to get help are among the many challenges that can put people at risk of poor nutrition.
  • Members of a citizens’ panel suggest that access to food and nutrition information, finding ways to identify people at risk, and better coordination and delivery of available services can help to improve nutrition among older adults.

For more on this story, click here. With permission and acknowledgement to McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.