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Record number 498481
Title Health and quality of life in an aging population - Food and beyond
Author(s) Giacalone, Davide; Wendin, Karin; Kremer, Stefanie; Frøst, Michael Bom; Bredie, Wender L.P.; Olsson, Viktoria; Otto, Marie H.; Skjoldborg, Signe; Lindberg, Ulla; Risvik, Einar
Source Food Quality and Preference 47 (2016). - ISSN 0950-3293 - p. 166 - 170.
Event EuroSense 2014: A Sense of Life ; 6th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research, 2014-09-07/2014-09-10
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2014.12.002
Department(s) FBR Consumer Science & Health
VLAG
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Elderly nutrition - Healthy aging - Older consumers - Sarcopenia - Sensory and consumer science - Societal changes
Abstract

In Europe the percentage of citizens aged 65 and over is increasing at an unprecedented rate, and is expected to account for over 30% of the population by 2050. Coupled with an increase in life expectancy, this massive demographic change calls for a major effort to ensure quality of life in our older population. A thorough understanding of the elderly as food consumers, their nutritional needs, their food perception and preferences is increasingly needed. The role of food in healthy aging was a prominent theme at the 6th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research, which had quality of life across the life span as a focal point. This short paper is based on a workshop held at the EuroSense meeting, focusing on research from sensory and consumer scientists. The workshop featured contributions focusing on food-related perception, needs and behavior of the elderly, and aimed at demonstrating the relevance of sensory and consumer scientists in promoting food-related well-being in an aging population. The workshop contributions are here reviewed and summarized three main themes: nutritional needs, food perception and aging, and behavioral drivers of food consumption.

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