The pioneering Community Dietician Team in Salford was centre stage this week, as BBC One’s ‘Food or Scare’ television show presented a feature on building people up with cake, featuring their workers and material from The Malnutrition Task Force website. Salford was one of the five pilot sites for the MTF Prevention Programme. Funded by […]
In our first case study for Nutrition and Hydration Week, we’re hearing from Age UK Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) about the services they run that support older adults in the community to eat well.
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.
Tooth loss and wearing dentures put older people at a greater risk of malnutrition, a new study has shown. We often talk about how important mouth care is in preventing malnutrition in older people. It makes perfect sense: if your teeth are loose, you’re in pain or your dentures don’t fit properly then eating can […]
Six tips for eating well in later life This week is Self Care Week (13-19 November 2017), a national campaign dedicated to empowering individuals to take care of themselves. Self-care is about being aware of our health and happiness and taking time to look after our physical, emotional and mental health every day. This includes […]
Every so often we spot a great initiative on the ground to tackle undernutrition. The latest we’ve spotted comes from Brighton, where Age UK Brighton and Hove and the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership have partnered to produce a handy booklet. ‘Eating well to stay healthy as you age’ aims to prevent and tackle malnutrition and is […]
Dianne Jeffrey, chair of the Malnutrition Task Force, talks about how vital it is to keep to a healthy weight in later life and why getting thinner is not ‘natural’ in later life. This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week, a brilliant campaign which raises awareness and celebrates food and drink as a way of maintaining health […]