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Food packaging and older adults

Chapter


Abstract


  • Using food and beverage packaging is a universal experience. For many older people, grappling with packaging can be a frustrating encounter. The rapidly aging global population is an important consideration in the design and provision of packaged food and beverage items in the community and within care environments such as hospitals. This chapter explores the interface between packaging and older people, outlining research and methods for pack assessment, as well as considerations for optimal pack design that is inclusive of older people.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Bell, A., Tapsell, L. & Walton, K. (2017). Food packaging and older adults. In M. M. Raats, L. C.P.G.M. De Groot & D. Van Asselt (Eds.), Food for the Aging Population (pp. 349-370). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Woodhead Publishing. 2016

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85009684608

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/1036

Book Title


  • Food for the Aging Population

Start Page


  • 349

End Page


  • 370

Abstract


  • Using food and beverage packaging is a universal experience. For many older people, grappling with packaging can be a frustrating encounter. The rapidly aging global population is an important consideration in the design and provision of packaged food and beverage items in the community and within care environments such as hospitals. This chapter explores the interface between packaging and older people, outlining research and methods for pack assessment, as well as considerations for optimal pack design that is inclusive of older people.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Bell, A., Tapsell, L. & Walton, K. (2017). Food packaging and older adults. In M. M. Raats, L. C.P.G.M. De Groot & D. Van Asselt (Eds.), Food for the Aging Population (pp. 349-370). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Woodhead Publishing. 2016

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85009684608

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/1036

Book Title


  • Food for the Aging Population

Start Page


  • 349

End Page


  • 370