Malnutrition and swallowing difficulties

As we age, our taste changes. From a certain age, food even seems to lose its taste. In residential care facilities or even at home, this can lead to malnutrition or at least a lack of certain nutrients. It is therefore essential to find solutions for food that take into account the taste and needs of the elderly.

We developed a healthy, tasty and scientifically sound breakfast:
TOPS Multi-Start! You can order it here.P

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Future

Today, work is underway to fine-tune the shelf life of TOPS Multi-Start and develop recipes that fit within different diets such as lactose-free.
We are also looking at expanding the target market such as people with disabilities.

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Researchers

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Duration

2008-2024

 
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Publications

Vandewoude MFJ, van Wijngaarden JP, De Maesschalck L, Luiking YC, Van Gossum A. The prevalence and health burden of malnutrition in Belgian older people in the community or residing in nursing homes: results of the NutriAction II studyAGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH 31(2):175-183 01 Feb 2019 (Journal article) 

Partners

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Contact

Lieven De Maesschalck
 
 

+32 14 74 06 60

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