Nutritional Challenges for an Aging Population

Aging and its challenges

This monograph aims to take stock of nutritional problems that characterize old age. It analyzes the reasons for the frequent drop in food intake, which occurs while changes in elderly people’s metabolism lead to increased nutritional needs, and the risks that this drop poses.

The case study highlights the importance of maintaining vegetables in seniors’ diets, not just because they are nutritionally dense and good for the elderly, but also because they provide pleasure, which is just as essential.

Finally, it provides some points of reference and practical recommendations for professionals who work with the aging population to help them improve seniors’ nutrition and find tips and bibliographical resources to help them prevent, detect, and limit malnutrition.