Preventing malnutrition in later life

Carers and nutrition

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This week is Carers Week, a vitally important time for recognising the contribution carers make to families and communities across the UK and highlighting their challenges.   According to Carers UK, 60% worry about the nutrition of the person they care for and one in six care for someone at risk of malnutrition but receive […]

Preventing malnutrition in Yorkshire and the Humber

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Projects exist across the UK to combat malnutrition locally. The Malnutrition Prevention Programme’s five pilot sites are an example of this – local bodies coming together to tackle malnutrition. However, work is also going on elsewhere, and here Joanne Volpe explains an innovative new scheme to tackle malnutrition she is coordinating with local Age UK charities […]

Malnutrition is everyone’s business, so why don’t you share your story with us?

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We’re delighted to welcome you to the new Malnutrition Task Force Blog. With over a million older people at some degree of risk of malnutrition, it is an issue as a society we can’t and mustn’t ignore. Many factors contribute to malnutrition including decreased appetite, difficulties with shopping and cooking, a tight budget, illness, feeling lonely […]

“Cake and biscuits are OK”

At the Gateshead launch

Gateshead is one of five pilot sites in the Malnutrition Prevention Programme, testing a model of working across ‘whole communities’ to tackle preventable malnutrition in older people.  In this blog, Paula Thorp, a Research Assistant from the University of Chester who is evaluating all the pilot sites, talks about attending their launch event. After just […]

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