This paper discusses malnutrition among older persons, potential causes for this malnutrition, how malnutrition among the elderly affects society and what national programs are addressing malnutrition among older Americans. It also looks at challenges, limitations, and gaps in nutrition and aging research and legislative and policy responses to malnutrition in older persons.
- Author: Commissioned by the Assistant Secretary for Aging. Written by Connie L. Codispoti and Betty J. Bartlett.
- Publisher: Administration on Aging (AoA) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL)
- Type: Report and Research
- Tags: consumers food insecurity local providers nutrition professionals researchers state providers