A statewide survey was carried out to determine food and nutrition practices and education needs of Florida's adult family care homes (AFCHs). The 30-item survey included questions on food and nutrition education, supplement use, and menu planning. Infrequent use of menus and nutrition supplements was reported. A strong need was indicated for education on special diets, menu planning, pureed food preparation, and the nutritional needs of the elderly. Extension programming to meet these educational needs may result in improved nutritional wellbeing of frail older adults in care.
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Dahl, W. J., Ford, A. L., & Gal, N. J. (2014). Food and Nutrition Practices and Education Needs in Florida's Adult Family Care Homes. The Journal of Extension, 52(1), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss1/21