Older people at risk of malnutrition

After being hospitalised for a fall, Mr Lim Ngak Boon, 82, who used to weigh about 50kg, lost almost 10kg because the bland hospital food did not suit his palate. He is back to a healthier 48kg now after a community dietitian from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) helped him devise a healthy food plan.

Mr Lim was initially reluctant to stick to the plan, but began taking milk supplements "because those were appetising and easier to consume".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2021, with the headline 'Older people at risk of malnutrition'. Subscribe