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Daisy Lau
University of Toronto
Food choiceMealMedicineGerontologyEnvironmental health
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#1Magdalena Krondl (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 12
#2Patricia ColemanH-Index: 6
Last. Daisy LauH-Index: 6
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ABSTRACT Prevention of premature chronic diseases is an important component of healthy aging. Nutrition education can help to reduce the risk of premature chronic diseases in some older adults. Home delivered meals and congregate dining services assist vulnerable elderly persons by providing opportunities for nutritional and social support. Screening and assessment tools identify factors affecting nutritional health and can also provide specific directions for planning, implementation, and evalu...
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#1Magdalena Krondl (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 12
#2Daisy Lau (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 6
Last. George Stocker (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 1
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Abstract A study in Ontario, Canada of 137 elderly home delivered meal recipients, 90 women and 47 men, confirmed the expected nutritional risk factors of living situation, functionality, morbidity and medication use. They were more pronounced among women than men. Seven-day food records showed energy intakes below the average for healthy Canadians of a similar age and gender. The probability of nutritional risk was highest for calcium, magnesium, zinc and folate with some gender differences, ex...
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#1Magdalena Krondl (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 12
#2Patricia Coleman (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 7
Last. Nancy D. RyanH-Index: 6
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Abstract Objective To evaluate regular use of a liquid nutrition supplement by subjectively healthy elderly persons in terms of body mass index, nutrient intake, selected biochemical parameters, and perceived quality-of-life changes, and to identify advantages and limitations of use. Design A 16-week intervention study in which subjects were assigned randomly to either a supplemented group or a control group and compared in terms of intergroup and intragroup differences in weight, food intake, b...
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#1Elizabeth Fogler-Levitt (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 1
#2Daisy LauH-Index: 6
Last. Patricia ColemanH-Index: 6
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Abstract Objective To compare the effects of gender, age, and living situation on utilization of home-delivered meals by elderly recipients. Design Cross-sectional cohort study. Setting The sample was recruited from five meals-on-wheels agencies in southern Ontario, Canada, representing both rural and urban settings. Subjects Participants were 150 white, independently living recipients of meals-on-wheels who were older than 75 years and able to communicate in English and who had access to a tele...
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#1Daisy Lau (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 6
#2Patricia Coleman (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 7
Last. Magdalena Krondl (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 12
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#1Daisy LauH-Index: 6
#2P. ColemanH-Index: 1
Last. M. KrondlH-Index: 1
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#1Anja C. Niewind (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 3
#2Magdalena Krondl (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 12
Last. Daisy Lau (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 6
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#1P. Coleman (U of T: University of Toronto)
#2Daisy Lau (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 6
Last. A. Niewind (U of T: University of Toronto)
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Food use frequency and food perception analyses were used to assess food use patterns of non-institutionalized, subjectively healthy seniors, aged 65 to 77 years and living alone. The majority of the sample maintained variety and nutritional balance in food selection; the women showed greater use several items, particularly fruits and vegetables. Tea, whole wheat bread, eggs, coffee, potatoes, margarine, carrots, and orange juice ranked highest in the core food list. Perceived taste and health b...
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