Title

Food packaging and older adults

RIS ID

111920

Publication Details

Bell, A., Tapsell, L. & Walton, K. (2017). Food packaging and older adults. In M. M. Raats, L. C.P.G.M. De Groot & D. Van Asselt (Eds.), Food for the Aging Population (pp. 349-370). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Woodhead Publishing. 2016

Abstract

Using food and beverage packaging is a universal experience. For many older people, grappling with packaging can be a frustrating encounter. The rapidly aging global population is an important consideration in the design and provision of packaged food and beverage items in the community and within care environments such as hospitals. This chapter explores the interface between packaging and older people, outlining research and methods for pack assessment, as well as considerations for optimal pack design that is inclusive of older people.

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