She also added that your husband may prefer smaller meals with snacks in between rather than large meals.
“ Consider high calorie snacks such as pudding, ice cream,” she added. “A better and more natural option that any artificial supplements would be homemade smoothies. High calorie, high-protein ingredients can include avocado, bananas, yogurt, silken tofu and protein powder.”
Lazar added that “Food First” is the best approach to solving your husband’s under-eating.
To find a registered dietitian and nutritionist who specializes in geriatric nutrition, use the referral service offered by EatRight.org which allows you to search by zipcode and specialty.
For more information, I recommend these online resources:
• TheNational Institute on Aging website
offers answers to common questions about nutrition in the aging population and other helpful information in "Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging.
•“My Plate for Older Adults,”
located on the website of Tufts School of Nutrition Science and Policy, is very good.
Finally, for high-calorie smoothie recipes, take a look at this website: http://www.smoothie-handbook.com/protein-smoothie-recipes.html