NutriLive: an integrated nutritional approach as a sustainable tool to prevent malnutrition in older people and promote active and healthy ageing

Maddalena Illario, Maione Angela Serena, Maria Rosaria Rusciano, E. Goossens, Amelia Rauter, Nidia Braz, Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Carolina Somma, Catherine Crola, Maria Soprano, Laura Vuolo, Pietro Campiglia, Guido Iaccarino, Helen Griffiths, Hartman Tobias, Donatella Tramontano, Annamaria Colao, Regina Roller-Wirnsberger

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Abstract

The present document describes a nutritional approach that is nested in the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Aging (EIP-AHA) and aims to provide the first common European program translating an integrated approach to nutritional frailty in terms of a multidimensional and transnational methodology. The document has been developed by the A3 Nutrition Action Area of the EIP-AHA and aims at providing a stepwise approach to malnutrition in older citizens, identifying adequate interventions based on a unified assessment and ICT-supported solutions. “NutriLive” is an integrated nutritional approach, represented by a structured Screening-Assessment-Monitoring-Action-Pyramid-Model (SAM-AP). Its core concept is the stratification of the nutritional needs, considered by the working group as the key for targeted, effective, and sustainable interventions. “NutriLive” tries to close gaps in epidemiological data within an aging population, creating a unified language to deal with the topic of nutrition and malnutrition in Europe. By assembling all the validated screening, assessment, and monitoring tools on malnutrition in a first pyramid, which is interrelated to a second intervention pyramid, the A3 Nutrition WG identifies a common, integrated vision on the nutritional approach to frailty, which applies to the various health care settings.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in public health
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • malnutrition
  • older people
  • ageing

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