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Table 1 Students’ additional geriatric nutrition education

From: Sharing meals: promising nutritional interventions for primary health care including nursing students and elderly people

Examples of student learning strategies during practice

Academic contents

Information and education (2 days)

Malnutrition: prevalence, risk and management, communication skills, oral health and meal environment.

Online course (2 h)

Basic nutrition digital program for health personnel focusing on malnutrition.

Observation and assessment document

Enhance older persons’ self-determination and investigate what they consider important. Investigate measured weight, height, BMI, weight history, appetite, food intake, Mini Universal Screening Tool (for nutritional risk)

Self-reporting nutritional knowledge

Assessment of students’ knowledge about nutrition, malnutrition and older persons.

Reflection paper on nutrition

Reflection of students’ own experiences in sharing a meal.