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Concerns about nutrition

In the 1970s nutrition became an important subject in elderly care. In this brochure, the Netherlands Federation for Elderly Care expressed its concerns about eating patterns among the elderly. The older people get and the less able-bodied they become, the less likely they are to prepare hot meals, which adversely affects their health. This is especially true of widowed men, who are not used to cooking for themselves. This document provides information on solving this problem by, for example, arranging for hot meals to be delivered. Pensioners who are still able to cook can attend informative gatherings that encourage them to cook and look after themselves.