Care home menus in the north east exceed the dietary reference values for total fat, saturated fat and sodium whilst providing insufficient carbohydrate, non-starch polysaccharides, vitamin D and selenium

George, Trevor, Thompson, M. and Marshall, Carole (2013) Care home menus in the north east exceed the dietary reference values for total fat, saturated fat and sodium whilst providing insufficient carbohydrate, non-starch polysaccharides, vitamin D and selenium. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE4). E284. ISSN 0029-6651

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002966511300311X

Abstract

Dietary reference values (DRVs) for older adults, aged over 65 years, are aimed at meeting the requirements of healthy individuals. The continual annual increase in the number of older people in the UK and throughout the world will result in an increased demand for care homes to accommodate those unable to live independently. It is essential to evaluate whether the food provided by these establishments meets the DRVs. Studies have been conducted to assess the nutritional status of individuals within care homes. However, studies evaluating the overall nutrient provision within these institutions is lacking. Consequently, in the present study, menus from care homes across the north east of England (n=14) were analysed to determine whether the macro- and micro-nutrients provided met the DRVs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
D600 Food and Beverage studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 11:18
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17988

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