Aging seniors find maintaining nutrition is a challenge, study says

"The big thing most of them miss out on tends to be protein, because they may rely on cereal or toast. A lot of elderly people will have tea and toast for breakfast. But even a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich and a glass of milk is better than having just chicken noodle soup," Reichenberger said.

For those who live at home and aren't eating much, Meals on Wheels — a delivery program funded in part by the federal government but privately run — can improve their nutrition, even if it is their only complete meal of the day.

–Copley News Service