The Appetite Tool for Older Adults
Good nutrition is important at any age, but it is vital for older adults. Many older adults are at risk for not getting the nutrition they need. Use this tool to learn more about your appetite.
Council on Nutrition Appetite Questionnaire
A. My appetite is
C. I feel hungry
E. Compared to when I was 50, food tastes
G. I feel sick or nauseated when I eat
B. When I eat, I feel full after
D. Food tastes
F. Normally, I eat
H. Most of the time my mood is
Add up the number s for each answer to get the total score. If your score is:
8-16 - You may be at risk for eating and appetite concerns. Talk to your doctor to see if a professional evaluation is right for you.
17-28 - You may have some eating habit and appetite concerns. Talk to your doctor about any eating habits or appetite concerns you might have
Greater than 28 - Good! You don't seem to have any eating habit or appetite concerns. Take this checklist with you to your doctor.
Source: New Screening Tool Detects Appetite Problems in Senior Adults.. American Dietetic Association, accessed June, 2011.