Improving the nutritional status of older people
Small but simple changes can improve the nutritional status of older people.
It's difficult to define ‘elderly'. Like many people in their 70s, I don't consider myself elderly. I may have wrinkles and grey hair, and I now scramble rather than leap up rocks. But I'm in good health and I don't feel elderly when I run, swim, play tennis and hoist grandchildren onto my shoulders for a ‘canter' around the paddock.
Chronological age may not always be an acceptable (or reliable) definition of ‘elderly'. The 2013 revision of the Australian Dietary Guidelines used