Nutrition services in adult day cares in Texas
Williams, Sarah Elaine
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The purpose of this study was to collect information about the nutrition services in adult day care facilities in Texas. One hundred and eighteen of the 220 facilities surveyed participated. Of those participating, 59 facilities (50%) returned the surveys only, and 59 facilities (50%) sent menus with their completed surveys. The average size of these facilities was 31-70 clients, and almost all had a nutrition consultant that is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian. Lunch was the most common meal served, followed by breakfast. Snacks were most commonly served in the afternoon, or at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the diabetic clients. Nutrient Analysis of the 59 lunch menus received revealed adequate calories, protein, vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, Folate, Niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), as well as the minerals Calcium, and Zinc.