Preventing Malnutrition
in Later Life

Prevention and treatment of malnutrition should be at the heart of everything we do to ensure older people can live more independent, fulfilling lives.

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A new Government funded scheme to help the one million older people in England who are suffering from or are at risk of malnutrition is being launched by The Malnutrition Task Force.

The project, which is being funded by the Department of Health, aims to increase diagnosis and treatment, improve care and support for older people at risk and raise awareness of the symptoms among older people and help them to take action.

The Malnutrition Prevention Programme is being piloted in five areas of the country and will focus on older people who have a low bodyweight or are losing weight.

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