Revista de Nutrição
versão impressa ISSN 1415-5273
CAMPOS, Maria Teresa Fialho de Sousa; MONTEIRO, Josefina Bressan Resende e ORNELAS, Ana Paula Rodrigues de Castro. Factors that affect the aged people food intake e a nutrição do idoso. Rev. Nutr. [online]. 2000, vol.13, n.3, pp. 157-165. ISSN 1415-5273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-52732000000300002.
The factors that affect the aged people food intake are recognized as risk for the development of undernourishment. This article aims at providing a general review about these factors, trying to elucidate the conditions of the Brazilian aged people nutrition. The understanding of these factors by the professionals of health enlarges the knowledge of the peculiar conditions which determine the aged people nutritional status, and which should be worked in an interactive way, for the maintenance or restoration of the normal status.
Palavras-chave : aged; food consumption; nutrition.