Socio-economic parameters to consider

It is also important to consider the socio-economic parameters that may affect access to nutritious food and try to overcome such barriers. In particular, older adults may have difficulties to:

  • Afford food
  • Access stores to buy food due to distance, mobility reasons, bad weather, etc
  • Buy food or cook for one person
  • Unpackage food

In addition, older adults may find difficulties in doing cooking tasks such as cutting food, standing for long periods or carrying liquids while preparing meals.