This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week, an excellent campaign which celebrates food and drink as a way of maintaining health and wellbeing. As part of the Week, the Malnutrition Task Force will be looking at malnutrition among older people in the community and highlighting wonderful examples of initiatives that can help tackle this.
A new survey from the Malnutrition Task Force (MTF) and Age UK highlights that having conversations around dying and death is still very much a taboo subject and avoided by many people. In response, the organisations have produced a new book and film to help people explore and approach this subject. The research reveals that […]
Good hydration is so important to a good quality of life, but we know it’s easy for older people to slip through the net and not get enough to drink. In this blog, Dr Lisa Wilson, a registered Public Health Nutritionist based in the UK and specialising in nutrition in older people, talks about a new […]
NHS England today launch new guidance for commissioners on commissioning for the nutrition and hydration needs of their population and delivering excellent nutrition and hydration care in acute services and the community. The aim of the guidance is to support commissioners to address these issues and develop strategies to improve local services. The Malnutrition Task Force […]
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 well hydrated in both normal and warm weather. With temperatures plunging across the UK, many will be heading off to hotter climes to escape the brisk weather. But whether you’re […]
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 […]