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Congregate and Home-Delivered Meals - Warning Signs Of Poor Nutritional Health

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The Nutrition Screening Initiative, a multifaceted national health initiative led by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Dietetic Association, and the National Council on the Aging, has developed a screening tool to identify signs of malnutrition in older adults. Some of the risk factors are the following:

  • • Eating too little or too much
  • • Tooth or mouth problems that make it hard to eat
  • • Poverty (not enough money to buy food)
  • • Eating meals alone (social isolation)
  • • Taking three or more different prescription or over-the-counter drugs a day
  • • Involuntary weight loss/gain (ten pounds in the last six months)
  • • Alcohol abuse (three or more drinks almost every day)
  • • Acute/chronic illness or recent hospitalization
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