preparing activities for elderly women

Services provided to older people should be developed based on active ageing policies. Nutrition is one aspect of active ageing, but little is known about how food activities contribute to psychological well-being in later life. This is a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative research that answers the question ‘What is known about the relationship between food activities and the maintenance of identities in old age.  There was moderate evidence in quantitative studies,that food activities contribute to the maintenance of women’s gendered identities, the ethnic identities of  women, and community identities, that a change in food choice and deteriorating health changed food activity participation. Impact: identity, maintenance, food, nutrition, active ageing