With the focus of care shifting from the hospital to the community, supportive nutritional care to old people is to become an important issue to address in the community, since undernutrition has serious consequences, both for the quality of life and for the health care costs. Several modifiable nutritional risk factors relate to undernutrition. Unfortunately, the problem with (risk of) undernutrition is aggravated due to a lack of alertness among e.g. health care staff, leading to insufficient attention for systemic screening and nutritional care. Only a few of the existing screening tools have been validated among old people receiving support at home. Few studies have assessed the beneficial effect of nutritional support among old people in their own home, and recently, it was concluded that such have shown limited effects. One reason may be that the nutritional interventions performed have not taken the multiple nutritional risk factors afore-mentioned into consideration when formulating the action/treatment plan and hence not used a multidisciplinary approach. Another reason may be that the intervention studies have not used validated screening tools to identify those old people most likely to benefit from the nutritional support. However, three recent studies have used a multidisciplinary approach and two have proven a beneficial effect on the quality of life of the old people and the health care costs. These findings suggest that when planning nutritional intervention studies for old people receiving support at home, modifiable nutritional risk factors should be taken into consideration, and a multidisciplinary approach considered.