BACKGROUND and ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The questions used in this self-assessment of eating behaviours come from SCREEN (S
eniors in the C
valuation for E
ating and N
utrition). SCREEN is a valid and reliable nutrition screening questionnaire that can identify nutrition problems early in their course and will help older adults to modify their behaviour. SCREEN has been used in national surveys and is used internationally to identify nutrition problems in community-living older adults. The originator of SCREEN is Prof. Heather Keller, RD, PhD, FDC.
To access the SCREEN questionnaire for use by community agencies and health intermediaries in community nutrition screening initiatives please go to www.flintbox.com/public/project/2750
Nutri-eSCREEN questionnaire is an adaptation of SCREEN designed as an electronic application to accommodate direct use by older adults.
Dietitians of Canada and EatRight Ontario have provided this Nutri-eSCREEN web feature area to provide increased access to the nutrition screening tool and supporting links to nutrition education materials and community services.
This web feature was developed based on feedback from key informant interviews and focus groups with diverse seniors, as well as guidance from older adult and dietitian advisors, and approximately 50 older adult test site users.
Thanks to the dietitian advisory group for their guidance and leadership.
Jo Beyers, Sudbury and District Health Unit
Honey Bloomberg, EatRight Ontario
Helen Haresign, Dietitians of Canada
Marg Hedley, retired dietitian
Heather Keller, University of Guelph
Pat Vanderkooy, Region of Waterloo Public Health
Deb Penwarden, Nutrition Communications masters student, co-ordinated development of audio files.
Thanks to the older adult advisory team for their input and guidance on content and design.
Dietitians of Canada acknowledges the financial support of EatRight Ontario by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport.
The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.
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