Ecophysiology and environmental distribution of organohalide-respiring bacteria

Promotie

Older adults, mealtime-related emotions, and functionalities. Tailoring protein-enriched meals



Promovendus LC (Louise) den Uijl MSc
Promotor prof.dr.ir. C (Kees) de Graaf
Copromotor dr. G (Gerry) Jager
Stefanie Kremer
Organisatie Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Wageningen University
Datum

vr 21 oktober 2016 13:30 tot 15:00

Locatie Aula, gebouwnummer 362
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Older persons are the consumers of the future as they are an increasingly growing and heterogeneous part of the world’s population. The currently available commercial food products do not always meet the needs and wants of these persons. Moreover, dietary proteins are of special interest for this group, since older adults do not always have an adequate protein intake. When protein-rich products are better aligned with the requirements of older persons, an adequate nutrient intake is more likely. In this thesis we therefore explored two approaches for tailoring protein-enriched meals to older consumer subgroups; emotion-based and functionality-based. We first described subgroups of older consumers based on their emotional and functional associations with mealtimes. Subsequently, we explored the extent to which these associations can be applied for the development of tailored protein-enriched meals. The results of this thesis provide valuable insights regarding (1) the emotional and functional mealtime associations of older adults and (2) their application when developing tailored protein-enriched meal concepts.