ERIC Number: EJ1034960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Food and Nutrition Practices and Education Needs in Florida's Adult Family Care Homes
Dahl, Wendy J.; Ford, Amanda L.; Gal, Nancy J.
Journal of Extension, v52 n1 Article 1RIB4 Feb 2014
A statewide survey was carried out to determine food and nutrition practices and education needs of Florida's adult family care homes (AFCHs). The 30-item survey included questions on food and nutrition education, supplement use, and menu planning. Infrequent use of menus and nutrition supplements was reported. A strong need was indicated for education on special diets, menu planning, pureed food preparation, and the nutritional needs of the elderly. Extension programming to meet these educational needs may result in improved nutritional wellbeing of frail older adults in care.
Descriptors: State Surveys, Food, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults, Planning, Dietetics, Food Service, Nursing Homes, Residential Care, At Risk Persons, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Florida