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TAKE THE TEST: Nutrition Check-up for Older Adults
Read each statement. If the statement applies, give yourself the number of points at the beginning of the statement!
(2) I have an illness or condition that made me change the kind and/or amount of food I eat.
(3) I eat fewer than two meals per day.
(2) I eat few fruits or vegetables, or milk products.
(2) I have three or more drinks of beer, liquor, or wine almost every day.
(2) I have dental or mouth problems that make it hard for me to eat.
(4) I don't always have enough money to buy the food I need.
(1) I eat alone most of the time.
(1) I take three or more different prescribed or over-the-counter drugs a day.
(2) Without wanting to, I have lost or gained 10 pounds in the last six months.
WHAT'S THE NUTRITIONAL SCORE?
Good! But check again in six months.
You're at moderate nutritional risk. Try to make some changes that improve your eating habits and lifestyle. Get advice from your Senior Citizen's Center, Office on Aging, Health Department, or Senior Nutrition Program. And CHECK again in three months.
6 or more
You'e at high nutritional risk. Bring this checklist with you the next time you see yor doctor, registered dietician, or other qualified health or social service professional. Talk about any problems, and ask for assistance, and the National Council on aging.