Being alone at dinnertime can make eating seem unexciting.
Melanie Persall, a dietitian at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, told Harvard Health Publications it’s a common scenario for seniors who live at home alone.
“When eating is no longer a social experience, people don’t make an effort,” she said. “There’s no joy left in preparing food, because people don’t view it as something valuable to do for themselves.”
Because of this, many older adults might consider skipping meals completely or relying on fast food options because they’re simple and convenient. But malnutrition and little variety in one’s diet can cause extreme weight …read more