Nutritional standards needed for ready meals to avoid micronutrient deficiencies

Nurs Older People. 2017 Mar 31;29(3):11. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.3.11.s10.


Micronutrient deficiencies contribute to many age-related disorders, although initial effects may be mild and easily missed. For example, B vitamin deficiency may result in mild cognitive decline, thiamine deficiency can contribute to development of type 2 diabetes and lack of vitamin D changes immune function.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / prevention & control
  • Diet*
  • Humans
  • Malnutrition / prevention & control*
  • Micronutrients / administration & dosage*
  • United Kingdom
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / prevention & control


  • Micronutrients