Food insecurity and hunger among older adults

Chapter

Abstract

  • Meeting nutritional needs is necessary for optimal health across the lifespan and especially for older adults [1, 2]. However, it is not always feasible to access the foods needed to obtain desirable health outcomes. Therefore, it is important to understand what factors enable, constrain, or are associated with individuals’ ability to access and consume healthful foods. This is especially true for older adults who may be susceptible to irreversible changes in their diet as they encounter illnesses and changes in their eating behaviors with advancing age [3, 4]. Food (in)security is a helpful construct in trying to understand forces that may promote or impede how people obtain and consume nutrition.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781493919284
  • Start Page

  • 147
  • End Page

  • 159