NDA Findings 29

Mappmal: a multidisciplinary approach to developing a protoype for food provision and nutritional management of older hospital patients
Paula Moynihan, Newcastle University

Finding Synopsis

mappmal was a three year NDA multidisciplinary research project with the aim of addressing the problem on malnutrition in older patients by exploiting new and existing technologies to rethink. It tested new ways that food can be produced and delivered to older patients using a ‘a joined-up’ approach that considered all stages of the food journey, from production to consumption (i.e. products, people, places and procedures). The overall research question was therefore ‘Can new products, partnerships, service models and enhanced eating experiences and environments from food production to patient consumption prevent malnutrition in older patients?’

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