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Meeting the dietary needs of older adults : exploring the impact of the physical, social, and cultural environment : workshop summary / Anne Brown Rodgers and Maria Oria, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Subject: Older people > Nutrition > Requirements.
Older people > Nutrition > Evaluation.
Elder Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Nutritional Status.
United States.
Genre: Congresses.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780309442282
  • ISBN: 0309442281
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF file (x, 143 pages)) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2016]

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Formatted Contents Note: Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 155.
Abstract: Older adults are a growing demographic group in the United States, and a range of physical, social, financial, and cultural factors affect their nutritional status. Metabolic and physiologic changes that accompany normal aging modify the nutritional requirements of older adults. An examination of evidence is needed to better understand how nutritional status is associated with aging and risk of mortality or chronic disease among older adults. Underpinning many, if not most, nutritional problems in older adults is socioeconomic status. Therefore, understanding access challenges to healthy food, including geographic, financial, and transportation barriers, also is needed to better understand how to meet the nutritional needs of older adults. On October 28-29, 2015, the Food and Nutrition Board convened a workshop, Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults, in Washington, DC. Participants examined factors in the physical, social, and cultural environment that affect the ability of older adults to meet their daily dietary needs. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Funding Information Note: This activity was supported by Contract No. 10002367 from the American Association of Retired Persons (HUN 2014-11-0001) and the National Academy of Sciences. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed October 12, 2016).
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