Patients should be provided with food if they are conscious and can swallow. Whenever possible, an assessment should be done on patients, to indicate what they can and prefer to eat, in order to bridge the gap between what is nutritionally needed and what the patient wants to eat. The intake of high nutrient-dense foods e. Food commodities to be considered for each feeding phase for EVD patients adults and children over 6 months in ETUs are presented in Table 1. Enteral feeding products are not listed, as the use of nasogastric tubes is not currently recommended for the treatment of EVD in most field settings Box 1. Additional guidance information can be found in this document.
Older persons are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition. Moreover, attempts to provide them with adequate nutrition encounter many practical problems. First, their nutritional requirements are not well defined. The process of ageing also affects other nutrient needs. For example, while requirements for some nutrients may be reduced, some data suggest that requirements for other essential nutrients may in fact rise in later life.
Once we have stopped growing and enter adulthood, nutrition becomes more about maintaining balance and health. We may have intolerances, conditions or specific nutritional needs that need addressing too. As we age, our preferences and needs may change slightly.
Metrics details. Fast food and other away from home food sources are linked with poorer diet quality and adverse health outcomes. The diet quality of young adults, major consumers of fast food, is understudied in terms of long-term shifts based on food sources for key subpopulation disparities. Overall, diet quality increased across all food sources between the — and — surveys. The restaurant category overtook the at home category as the healthiest food source, while the fast food category remained the unhealthiest on days it was consumed.