The number of studies and publications do not always correspond (e.g., a publication may include several studies or one study may be explained in several publications).
An R. Association of home-delivered meals on daily energy and nutrient intakes: findings from the national health and nutrition examination surveys. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics 2015;34:263–72.
Denissen KFM, Janssen LMJ, Eussen SJPM, Van Dongen MCHM, Wijckmans NEG, et al. Delivery of nutritious meals to elderly receiving home care: feasibility and effectiveness. The Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging 2017;21:370–80.
Dewar M, Dickinson A, Smeeton N. Tracking and treating malnutrition: a retrospective observational study of the nutritional status of vulnerable people accessing a meals-on-wheels (MOW) service. Primary Health Care Research and Development 2020;21:e19.
Frongillo EA, Wolfe WS. Impact of participation in home-delivered meals on nutrient intake, dietary patterns, and food insecurity of older persons in New York state. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly 2010;29:293–310.
Keller HH. Meal programs improve nutritional risk: a longitudinal analysis of community-living seniors. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2006;106:1042–8.
Kohrs MB, Nordstrom J, Plowman EL, O’Hanlon P, Moore C, et al. Association of participation in a nutritional program for the elderly with nutritional status. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1980;33:2643–56.
Kretser AJ, Voss T, Kerr WW, Cavadini C, Friedmann J. Effects of two models of nutritional intervention on homebound older adults at nutritional risk. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2003;103:329–36.
Kunvik S, Rautakallio-Jarvinen P, Laaksonen M, Valve R, Salonoja M, et al. Effects of home-delivered meals on older people’s protein intake, physical performance, and health-related quality of life: The Power Meals Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics 2021;40(6):1-25.
Luscombe-Marsh N, Chapman I, Visvanathan R. Hospital admissions in poorly nourished, compared with well-nourished, older south Australians receiving “Meals on Wheels”: findings from a pilot study: nutrition and “Meals on Wheels.” Australasian Journal on Ageing 2014;33:164–9.
Marceaux S. The impact of participation in Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM) in Austin, TX, on dietary intake and health status. Austin, TX: Texas State University-San Marcos; 2012.
Millen BE, Ohls JC, Ponza M, McCool AC. The elderly nutrition program: an effective national framework for preventive nutrition interventions. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2002;102:234–40.
Neyman MR, Zidenberg-Cherr S, McDonald RB. Effect of participation in congregate-site meal programs on nutritional status of the healthy elderly. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 1996;96:475–83.
O'Leary MF, Barreto M, Bowtell JL. Evaluating the effect of a home-delivered meals service on the physical and psychological wellbeing of a UK population of older adults - a pilot and feasibility study. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics 2020;39(1):1-15.
Park JK, Son SM. Nutrient intakes and serum lipid profiles are improved in elderly Korean women with home food delivery. Nutrition Research 2007;27:78–85.
Roy M-A, Payette H. Meals-on-wheels improves energy and nutrient intake in a frail free-living elderly population. The Journal of Nutrition, Health, & Aging 2006;10:554–60.
Steele MF, Bryan JD. Dietary intake of homebound elderly recipients and nonrecipients of home-delivered meals. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly 1986;5:23–34.
Ullevig SL, Sosa ET, Crixell S, Greenwald B, Marceaux S, et al. Impact of Home-delivered meals on nutrition status and nutrient intake among older adults in central Texas. The Journal of Nutrition, Health, & Aging 2018;22:861–8.
Walden O, Hayes PA, Lee DY, Montgomery DH. The provision of weekend home delivered meals by state and a pilot study indicating the need for weekend home delivered meals. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly 1989;8:31–43.
Walton K, Charlton KE, Manning F, McMahon AT, Galea S, et al. The nutritional status and energy and protein intakes of MOW clients and the need for further targeted strategies to enhance intakes. Appetite 2015;95:528–32.
Wright L, Vance L, Sudduth C, Epps JB. The impact of a home-delivered meal program on nutritional risk, dietary intake, food security, loneliness, and social wellbeing. Journal of Nutrition Gerontology and Geriatrics 2015;34:218–27.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force finding is based on evidence from a systematic review published in 2020 (Walton et al., search period database inception-January 31, 2019) and a more recent Community Guide review (search period database January 2019-May 2021). The following databases were searched from database inception to May 2021 to identify studies of home-delivered meals and congregate meal services: MEDLINE, CINHAL, Scopus, and Science Direct.
Database: Ovid Medline
Aged/ or ((Older adj2 adult*) or elder* or (Age* adj2 population*) or Senior* or (Old adj2 age*) or geriatric*).ti,ab. AND (Congregate nutrition site* or congregate meal* or Meals on wheel* or Weekend meal* or Nutrition program* or Home deliver* or meal service*).ti,ab. AND (nutrient intake or nutritional intake or dietary intake or nutritional risk or nutrition* or nutrient*).ti,ab.
Limit 2019 to current
(older adult* or elder* or senior* or old age* or geriatric or 65+)
(congregate nutrition site* or congregate meal* or meals on wheels or Weekend meal* or Nutrition program* or home food deliver* or home delivered meal*) ((nutri* N2 (intake or risk or status)) or dietary intake or nutrition* or nutrient*)
((nutri* N2 (intake or risk or status)) or dietary intake or nutrition* or nutrient*)
Limit 2019 to 2021
TITLE-ABS ( "older adult" OR elder* OR senior* OR "old age" OR geriatric OR "65 years and older" OR "65+" ) AND TITLE-ABS ( "congregate nutrition site" OR "congregate meal" OR "meals one wheels" OR "weekend meal" OR "nutrition program" OR "home food delivery" OR "home delivered meal" ) AND TITLE-ABS ( "nutrient intake" OR "nutritional risk" OR "nutritional status" OR "dietary intake" OR nutrient OR nutrition ) AND ( LIMIT-TO ( PUBYEAR , 2021 ) OR LIMIT-TO ( PUBYEAR , 2020 ) OR LIMIT-TO ( PUBYEAR , 2019 ) )
Database: Science Direct
("congregate meal" OR "meals on wheels" OR "Nutrition program" OR "home delivered meal") AND (nutrient OR "nutritional status" OR "dietary intake")
Walton K, do Rosario VA, Pettingill H, et al. The impact of home-delivered meal services on the nutritional intake of community living older adults: a systematic literature review. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2020;33;38-47
Norman K, Haß U, Pirlich M. Malnutrition in older adults—recent advances and remaining challenges. Nutrients 2021;13:2764
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025. December 2020. Date Accessed: 11/15/21. Available at: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/sites/default/files/2021-03/Dietary_Guidelines_for_Americans-2020-2025.pdf
Krondl M, Coleman P, Lau D. Helping older adults meet nutritional challenges. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly 2008; 27(3/4), 205-220
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. Nutrition Services. November 2021. Date Accessed: 11/29/2021. Available at: https://acl.gov/programs/health-wellness/nutrition-services