FOOD FOR OLDER PEOPLE
Older people need more nutritious food at a time when they are often eating less. Poor food intake and poor appetites can lead to poor nutrition and declining health.
Older people need meals that are designed to meet their needs. Purchasing a standard item from the supermarket or from a meal provider may lead to inadequate protein intake and increasing frailty.
Nutrition Professionals Australia can develop guidelines for food companies when designing meals, to ensure that they are nutrient dense, to meet nutrition targets and best practice guidelines and at the same time taste great!
Food AND nutrition go hand in hand. A Food First approach to better nutrition will help older people to live a healthy, happy life.