5. Nutrition for Seniors, Eat Smart, Live Smart

5. Nutrition for Seniors, Eat Smart, Live Smart
  • Start Date: 2020/04/30
  • Length: 3 weeks, 1 hr per week.
  • Language: English/ Chinese


Eating and drinking is a fundamental activity that most healthy adults associate with pleasure. Healthy eating can be a challenge as we age. For an older adult with a long-term illness, good nutrition takes on even more importance. Older adults may have health problems that cause a loss of appetite or make it hard to eat. This could include conditions such as dementia and other chronic illnesses. They may be on restricted diets that make foods taste bland. They may also have dental problems that make it hard to chew or swallow foods.

Dietary intake and nutritional status not only play a major role in the overall quality of health of older people, but also have an impact on their satisfaction with life. Healthy eating is not all about calorie counting and scouring food labels. Meals are also a time for connection, and good food is one of life’s basic pleasures, at any age. Let’s walk through the problems in eating that may be encountered as one age, and the healthy eating principles for the seniors.

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Prof. Jean Woo
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
Prof. Diana Lee
Professor of Nursing
CUHK The Nethersole School of Nursing
Ms. Chui Man Kwok
Nursing Officer
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
Dr. Maria Chui
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing