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How to Improve Nutritional Support in Geriatric Institutions

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      Nutritional problems are frequent in nursing homes including undernutrition, obesity, and diabetes mellitus, mainly related to disability and behavior troubles. Adequate nutritional care relies both on the quality of menus for regular and modified diet (texture-modified and enriched food) and on the staff knowledge of nutritional problems, particularly undernutrition. Self-assessment of professional practices for all staff categories that are involved in this area can be used to increase training of staff and quality of nutritional care.


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