Nestlé Nutrition media roundtable

"Malnutrition in older people: identify & intervene"


On 18 January 2010, Nestlé Nutrition hosted a media roundtable, which highlighted the nutritional issues of the older adult population.

A panel of experts discussed the high prevalence of malnutrition in the elderly and its negative impact on health and independence. They explained why nutrition is a very important part of high quality geriatric care; and should involve a screening programme to identify malnutrition (or risk of malnutrition) followed by appropriate nutrition intervention.

In addition, this event also marked the launch of Nestlé Nutrition’s new oral nutritional supplement tailored to unique needs of older adults.

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11:00 Welcome & Introduction
Richard Laube, CEO, Nestlé Nutrition, Switzerland

11:10 Role of Nutrition in the Context of Ageing Population
Michel Gardet, CEO, Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, Switzerland
Presentation slides (pdf, 480 Kb)

11:20 Functionality of the Older Adult – How can this be maintained?
Professor Reto Kressig, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Presentation slides (pdf, 646 Kb)

11:35  Importance of Screening and the MNA®-SF
Dr Juergen Bauer, Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany
Presentation slides (pdf, 1 Mb)

11:50  Resource SeniorActiv – Nutritional Benefits
Emmanuel Pradon, Global Marketing, Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, Switzerland
Presentation slides (pdf, 1 Mb)

12:05 The Value of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) and Links to Strength and Functionality
Professor Tommy Cederholm, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden
Presentation slides (pdf, 731 Kb)

12:20 Panel Discussion and Q&A Session

12:45 End of Media Roundtable

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