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Special Nutrition Needs of Older Adults


Now that you have learned the basics of good nutrition, you can learn about some special nutrition needs that older adults may have.

in this section:

Special Nutrition Needs of Older Adults pdf icon (download a pdf of entire chapter)

Caution: Adult day health staff should never diagnose health conditions; prescribe supplements; put participants on special diets; nor revise, change or interpret diet orders. These roles are the responsibility of your participants’ health care providers.

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