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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Pages (from-to)278
JournalJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Journal publication dateJun 2011
Volume24
Issue3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
EventBDA's Research Symposia for Dietitians New to Research on 30th November 2010 - Institute of Child Health, London , United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Nov 201230 Nov 2012

Abstract

Older people are at increased risk of malnutrition. Community meals have the potential to reduce the risk of developing malnutrition. However, little is known about the nutritional content of these meals or why older people chose to eat in community lunch settings. Wilson (2009) found community meals benefited older people through increasing the appetite of those living alone. This study aimed to explore how meals provided in a community setting contribute to the health, nutritional intake and wellbeing of free-living older people aged 65 years and over

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