- To train health professionals (and others working in the community) for nutritional surveillance of elderly people with different levels of deprivation;
- To develop “tailored” training programs (face-to-face or remote) for health professionals and other geriatric professionals.
Knowledge of the population in their environment
- To identify the elderly (> 64 years) living in the community;
- To georeference the formal structures of food support considering all levels of dependence (homes, day centers, community, home care, parish centers or other) as well as food supply in the community
- To assess the socio-economic characteristics of the elderly population and identify social and economic inequalities;
- To assess nutritional status and identify elderly at nutritional risk;
- To evaluate lifestyles including eating habits, physical activity and food acquisition routines;
- To study the relevance of nutrition to the quality of life of older people; to understand the role of the structures (formal and informal) provider of food and / or meals to the elderly in the community;
- To establish the relationship between quality of life, food and socio-demographic context of the elderly.
Training of health professionals
- To identify training needs of different groups of professionals;
- To plan training programs for health professionals and other professionals working with the elderly;
- To develop informational and training support materials to use in different contexts (face-to-face, distance learning, online).
- To identify the most relevant information and educational needs;
- To plan, develop and deliver nutrition education sessions for elderly, their families, friends and others who directly or indirectly have functions of caregivers, providers of food / meals.