Eating less the logical thing to do? Vulnerability to malnutrition with advancing age: A qualitative study

The research explores the perspectives and experiences of older New Zealanders’ food intake to understand factors that may lead to malnutrition.

The aim of this qualitative inquiry was to explore older New Zealanders perspectives and experiences of food and nutrition intake, to gain insights to factors that influence vulnerability to malnutrition risk at older age. Participants represented an ethnically diverse group of nutritionally vulnerable older adults (five malnourished and nine at risk), with most participants identifying as having an illness severity of moderate or severe.