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New WHO and ESPEN International Guidelines Recommend Nutritional Supplementation for Maintaining Health of Older Adults at Risk of Malnutrition

The International Special Dietary Foods Industries (ISDI) supports both the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and the WHO evidence-based guidelines for nutrition in older adults with or at risk of malnutrition. ISDI endorses the important role oral nutrition supplements can play to help maintain and improve the health, well-being, and functionality of adults 60 and older.

As people age, their health needs often become more complex and chronic. Yet most health systems today are better designed to address acute health conditions rather than to maintain healthy aging and often operate independently of long-term-care systems.

Note to Editors

About ISDI:

ISDI is the leading international expert association on special dietary foods, including foods specifically designed for infants and young children. ISDI members are national and international associations that are active in this sector from more than 20 countries over 6 continents. Our members manufacture and market foods that are formulated, in accordance with applicable Codex Alimentarius standards, to meet the compositional criteria, quality requirement and nutritional needs of infants and young children.

Further contact:

Jean Christophe Kremer, Secretary General
M: +32 476 82 03 90
E: secretariat@isdi.org

Download the PDF here: ISDI – New WHO and ESPEN International Guidelines Recommend Nutritional Supplementation for Maintaining Health of Older Adults at Risk of Malnutrition