When we think about malnutrition, the images that often comes to mind are the frail and elderly – and many times the need is for individuals to just eat more. But malnutrition can be caused by a host of factors, from chronic health conditions and use of medications, to one’s ability to shop for and prepare food.
Two new resources highlighted in this International Council on Active Aging blog can help active aging professionals integrate malnutrition care across the care continuum. The first is the National Blueprint: Achieving Malnutrition Care for Older Adults, which outlines a number of strategies to help prevent and treat malnutrition among older adults. The second is the Community Malnutrition Resource Hub. This hub is a great example of bringing the Blueprint recommendations to life, particularly for active aging professionals working in the community.