Old Age

Nutrition for Special Groups 3(3+0)

Lesson 1 : Overview of Groups With Special Nutritional Needs

Old Age

The elderly have special nutritional needs due to advancing age and the greater risk of health problems. They may require greater amounts of fruits and vegetables to provide optimum immune function, as well as high amounts of fiber for increased digestion and preventing constipation. Many older individuals do not eat enough, so healthy fats butter and refined oil, as well as nutritionally dense foods like spinach, should be chosen.


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