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Aging seniors find maintaining nutrition is a challenge, study says

by A common challenge for seniors is finding ways to simplify meal preparation while maintaining good nutrition as they lose the ab, A study by Cornell University researchers found that elderly people who could not obtain adequate food because of poverty and so

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"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


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