Malnutrition can happen to anyone, but older adults are particularly at risk. Malnutrition does not just happen to seniors who suffer from hunger, or who do not have access to healthy food. Older adults are more likely to have chronic conditions that put them at risk for malnutrition.
The Alliance for Aging Research Malnutrition Toolkit offers accessible, and effective tools to assistance you in learning more about malnutrition in older adults in ways that appeal to all learning styles. Engage in the materials – read the tipsheet, watch a short video, take the quiz to test your learning. Links to other organizations with resources on this topic are also available.