New food guide well-designed for the healthy, but those with frailty and chronic illnesses need different approach

February 22, 2019

CFN Principal Investigator Heather Keller weighs in on the new Canada food guide in relation to those living with frailty.

“When someone is frail, they have poor function in many areas of their life and are vulnerable to bad health outcomes; even a minor stress can result in a crisis. The new Food Guide is not specific enough to meet the essential dietary needs of aging seniors living with chronic illness or frailty.”

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