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Title VII--Nutrition Program for the Elderly. I. Contribution to one day's dietary intake.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  649896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food records kept by 466 individuals participating in the federally funded Nutrition Program for the Elderly show that those eating at the meal site on the day of the food record consumed more energy, protein, and calcium than non-participants and participants who did not eat there on the day of the record. Dietary ratings, which included eight nutrients and energy, indicated they also had better overall diets than non-participants. Non-participants consumed more iron than participants. The daily intake of all nutrients, except calcium, of those eating at the meal site reflected what was offered. Between 40 and 50 per cent of the total daily intake was consumed at the meal center. Women consumed a significantly greater proportion of their daily intake of most nutrients from the food provided by program than the men. The desirability of providing a high proportion of the recommended allowances for protein and other nutrients through the meal program menus is emphasized. The results of the study demonstrated the importance of nutritionists in administrative roles at the state and area levels in determining the effectiveness of a meal program, since food intake reflected menu planning.
M B Kohrs; P O'Hanlon; D Eklund
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1978 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-07-24     Completed Date:  1978-07-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-92     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diet / standards*
Educational Status
Food Services*
Middle Aged
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Nutritional Requirements
Old Age Assistance / legislation & jurisprudence*
Public Assistance / legislation & jurisprudence*
United States

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