Addressing Nutritional Risk Among Older Adults in Ontario

Thirty-four percent of Canadians aged 65 or older who live in private households are considered to be at high risk of inadequate nutrition, a serious health concern, especially for vulnerable older adults living in the community and those admitted to healthcare facilities. Given the growth in an aging population, the burden of malnutrition among older adults in Ontario can be expected to increase over the coming years. However, many cases of malnutrition can be prevented. This citizen panel, informed by a citizen brief, will convene a group of citizens to share their views about how the different parts of the health system can be mobilized to tackle this problem.