Stepping Up Your Nutrition

Malnutrition can cause substantial losses in lean body mass which make older folks more susceptible to falls. Without proper nutrition, they may not be able to successfully recover from falls and are at increased risk for hospital readmission. Because these people are not routinely screened for malnutrition, it often goes undiagnosed. Sue and Matthew will talk about the importance of balanced nutrition in the prevention of falls and describe the key warning signs of inadequate nutrition.

Meals on Wheels America has hosted the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) as part of a cooperative agreement since 2011 with the Administration for Community Living (ACL) ending on December 31, 2020. Please stay tuned for future updates as website changes are coming soon.