Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Assessment of food intake based on food guide pyramid of elders residing in the old age homes of South Delhi, India: A qualitative analysis
Author(s): Chaurasia Nupur, Pathela Srishti
Abstract: The aim of this study was to compare the servings of diet served in the old age home with the food pyramids of elders. A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in the months of May and June 2014 in the old age homes of South Delhi. The participants that were included in the study were elders of age group above 60 years who were residing in the old age homes of south Delhi. The sample size was 35 which include 3 free homes and 1 government supported old age homes. A semi structured questionnaire was developed after literature review and pilot study was done to validate the tool. A convenient sample of elderly individual was taken. Data was entered and analyzed using SPSS and MS excel. The qualitative questions were analyzed thematically. Results are represented as frequency and tables. The study concluded that the food servings of fruits, cereals and non-vegetarian food were not provided in sufficient quantity by most of the Old Age homes.