Preventing malnutrition in later life

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 […]

Why it’s important to keep hydrated in warm weather

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This blog post is from Rick Wilson, Director of Nutrition at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Rick shares with us the importance of keeping hydrated in warm weather. With the summer sun ratcheting up temperatures across the UK, now couldn’t be a more appropriate time to look at the importance of keeping hydrated. The […]

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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