Preventing malnutrition in later life

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 […]

Moving mum into a care home

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This blog post is from Dianne Jeffrey, Chairman of the Malnutrition Task Force. Dianne’s mother, a real foodie, recently moved into a care home and is adjusting to life there. This week is Carers Week – a time to celebrate the contribution of the 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK. It’s also the moment […]

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