Preventing malnutrition in later life

Food for thought on Older People’s Day

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On Older People’s Day, our chair, Dianne Jeffrey, looks at the Malnutrition Task Force’s work and recent issues around nutrition in older people. Today is Older People’s Day, a celebration here and abroad of the achievements of older people and their contribution to society as well an opportunity to challenge the negative attitudes, poor treatment and […]

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 […]

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