3.7  Nutritional requirements throughout the life cycle: conclusion

Requirements for energy and micronutrients change throughout the life cycle. Although inadequate intake of certain micronutrients is a concern, problems also come from the dietary excesses of energy, saturated fat, cholesterol and eating refined carbohydrates, all of which are contributing to obesity and chronic disease in developed countries. Below is a summary of the number of meals required at different stages in the lifecycle that might assist you in your work in your community.

3.6.1  Specific nutrient requirements in old age

Elderly people