Briefing paper on the Role of the Dietitian in the Prevention and Management of Nutrition-related Disorders in Older Adults

Dietitians play a key role in the prevention and management of nutrition-related disorders in older adults (i.e. in this paper referred to as individuals aged over 65 years). Dietitians, as members of integrated multidisciplinary teams, are uniquely qualified to apply scientific evidence to the promotion of healthy eating, individualised nutritional therapy and counselling to individuals and groups. The role of the dietitian should be regarded in the light of response to demographic challenges with an increasing proportion of older adults all over Europe.

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