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Nutrition

How Nutritional Needs Change as We Get Older

How Nutritional Needs Change as We Get Older
Terri Jones
Dietary Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
As we age our nutritional needs change.  We need fewer calories as we reach every new decade. We move around less and have less muscle. Our metabolic rate goes down.

So the challenge while eating less overall is to eat more nutrient-rich […]

Just a Few Words on Nutrition

Just a Few Words on Nutrition
Terri Jones
Dietary Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
It is important to eat foods that are nutrient dense. Maintaining nutritional homeostasis may be challenging, especially in the elderly. Immobility, either in bed or in a chair, contributes to negative nitrogen balance. Increased protein demands are associated with the requirements for healing […]