A Guide to Healthy Snacking for the Frail Older Adult
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Harris-Swiatko, Paula G., and Wendy J. Dahl. 2013. “A Guide to Healthy Snacking for the Frail Older Adult: FSHN1219/FS214, 3/2013”. EDIS 2013 (3). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fs214-2013.


Frail older adults face unique challenges that may lead to discouragement, decreased food consumption, and irregular eating patterns, which can further lead to various nutrient deficiencies. Simple, nutritious snacks that are easy to eat are a great way to add nutritious foods to their diet. This 3-page fact sheet provides several easy snack ideas. Written by Paula G. Harris-Swiatko and Wendy J. Dahl and published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, March 2013.


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