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Nutrients 2018, 10(9), 1210; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10091210

Hidden Hunger: Solutions for America’s Aging Populations

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DSM Nutritional Products AG, Human Nutrition and Health, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
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Department of Healthy Ageing, University Medical Center Groningen, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
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Meals on Wheels, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
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Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
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The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY 10007, USA
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Department of Nutrition, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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National Coordinator, Defeat Malnutrition Today, Washington, DC 20006, USA
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Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
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Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
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Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
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Council for Responsible Nutrition, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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DSM Nutritional Products, Columbia, MD 21045, USA
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Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
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Received: 10 August 2018 / Revised: 24 August 2018 / Accepted: 30 August 2018 / Published: 1 September 2018
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Abstract

The global population, including the United States, is experiencing a demographic shift with the proportion of older adults (aged ≥ 65 years) growing faster than any other age group. This demographic group is at higher risk for developing nutrition-related chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes as well as infections such as influenza and pneumonia. As a result, an emphasis on nutrition is instrumental for disease risk reduction. Unfortunately, inadequate nutrient status or deficiency, often termed hidden hunger, disproportionately affects older adults because of systematic healthcare, environmental, and biological challenges. This report summarizes the unique nutrition challenges facing the aging population and identifies strategies, interventions, and policies to address hidden hunger among the older adults, discussed at the scientific symposium “Hidden Hunger: Solutions for America’s Aging Population”, on March 23, 2018. View Full-Text
Keywords: nutrition; older adults; health; policy nutrition; older adults; health; policy
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
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Eggersdorfer, M.; Akobundu, U.; Bailey, R.L.; Shlisky, J.; Beaudreault, A.R.; Bergeron, G.; Blancato, R.B.; Blumberg, J.B.; Bourassa, M.W.; Gomes, F.; Jensen, G.; Johnson, M.A.; Mackay, D.; Marshall, K.; Meydani, S.N.; Tucker, K.L. Hidden Hunger: Solutions for America’s Aging Populations. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1210.

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