04.12.2013 // Category: Subjects

Nutrition


The eating behavior of older adults is influenced by many factors. Besides basic knowledge of dietary recommendations and cultural characteristics, especially individual preferences and aversions, health status and current living conditions as well as eating habits influence the intake of everyday meals. The project Active I aims to support older adults in recognizing their own nutrition-related behavioral patterns and to provide new impulses to maintain or improve their nutritional status. The nutritional status is an important element for wellbeing and satisfaction in old age. This includes not only a balanced diet and an adequate energy and nutrient intake but also the (re-) establishment of dining culture, pleasure and sociability