Improving the nutritional status of older people

How to meet dietary requirements as they change with age

Small but simple changes can improve the nutritional status of older people.

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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

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