FOOD CONSUMPTION OF ELDERLY PEOPLE FROM SUSTAINABLE POINT OF VIEW

P. Simonyi

Ageing and sustainability are key problems of modern societies. Firstly increasing proportion of elderly people in population is becoming more important both for society and economy. Economy takes into account needs of old people as of consumers remarkable. Secondly sustainable development (SD) seems to be solution to many of global problems. However SD is contested but implementation is indispensable. Role of elderly is not negligible in it. Thirdly food consumption, as one of three essential needs, has exceptional importance in our days not only in the history. The question is how to connect sustainability, food consumption and healthy nutrition. In this case sustainability means to define criteria of foods which are better in terms of sustainability. The data is necessary for the amount of food consumed by older people. Data in territorial level cause a few problems to solve. Healthy nutrition is well known and it is compared to criteria of sustainability. Although all aspects cannot be outlined in this paper but new ideas, approaches are hopefully given.

Keywords: food consumption, elderly people, sustainable development, sustainability, criteria of sustainability, implementation sustainable development

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