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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Food guidance for older adults is different from that for the general public. Cite two adjustments in food guidance that are particularly important for older adults.

Summary Introduction

To determine: Two adjustments in food guidance that are particularly important for older adults provided that food guidance for older adults is different from the general public.

Introduction: The aging process is often associated with a change in the nutritional requirement of a person due to physiological changes that are associted with it. The requirement for energy decreases; however, the requirement for some essential nutrients increases.

Explanation

Elderly people are required to follow certain special guidance in addition to the ones recommended to the general public. Two adjustments in food guidance that are particularly important for older adults include the following:

  1. 1. Fluid intake adjustment: Although the requirement for fluid remains constant after the age of 19 years, older adults tend to have declined ability to feel thirsty when compared to their young adults...

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