A Guide to Nutrition and Health in Older People
Online training covering nutrition, food types and exercise for older people.
This course provides a general understanding of the nutritional requirements of older people. It covers nutrition, food types, choice and variety and exercise.
Chapter 1: Needs for a well-balanced diet
This first chapter provides an introduction to the course and then goes on to discuss what an older person generally needs to ensure that they have a well-balanced and nutritionally satisfactory diet.
Chapter 2: Components of a diet
This chapter covers different nutritional components like fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, and fluids, illustrating what they are, and where they can be found.
Chapter 3: Appetite and exercise
This final chapter shows how to make meals more appealing and appetising for older people. It then goes on to discuss the benefits of gentle exercise on health and appetite.