Elderly Nutrition

The “Guide on Nutrition for the Community Dwelling Older Persons and Care givers” , the “National Nutrition Quality Standards for Residential Care” and the “Guidelines for Implementation of National Nutrition Quality Standards for Residential Care for Oder People” are three publications formulated by the Nutrition Division of Ministry of Health to enhance the quality of living standards of the ever increasing aging population in Sri Lanka, mainly focusing on their nutrition and wellbeing. These publications will be launched  to reach all stakeholders involved in elderly care to provide comprehensive and rational nutrition care.

What is the body mass index (BMI)?

The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out whether your weight is healthy.  BMI is calculated by dividing an adults’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared.  For example, A BMI of 25 means 25kg/m2. Read More