True or False: Adequate fluid intake can be achieved by healthy adults from their regular eating and drinking habits.
True or False: Calcium intake is not as important for adults because their bones are done growing.
False; Calium intake should be incrased for adults to prevent calcium being used from bone stores to maintain adequate blood levels.
True or False: Socail isolation can contributed to poor nutrition.
Which of the following factors predisposes an older adult to nutrient deficienies?
1. Well-fitting dentures
2.Recommened decrease in total caloric intake
3.Loss of a spouse
4.Extensive medication regimen
5. Decreased mobility
6. Living on a fixed income
7. Participating in an exercise program.
True or False: Mechanical soft diets cannot meet nutritonal requirements for clients.
False. A mechanical soft diet is a regular diet that has been modified for texture. The foods comprising the diet can be modified to meet specific nutrient needs to the client.
True or False: Clear liquid diets should not be used for more than 2 to 3 days.
A soft or low-fiber diet is appropriate for a client with acute gastritis
True or False: Monitoring a client's weight is necessary to determine if nutrition is adequate.