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Tackling malnutrition in older people living at home in Scotland


UK Malnutrition Awareness Week

In 2018 BAPEN and the Malnutrition Task Force launched the first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week ©. This campaign has been set up to help raise the profile of malnutrition and encourage everyone to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms and highlight the importance of screening those at risk.

At Eat Well Age Well, our focus is on Scotland and how we can all play our part in supporting older adults in our communities to eat well, age well and live well.

Normally held in the month of October, UK Malnutrition Awareness Week is a key event in our calendar, and each year we plan and implement a campaign for Scotland including events, press and a social media campaign

In 2020, our plans had to be adapted to an entirely digital campaign and we focused on the message that it is Time for Change - #TimeForChangeScot. The Covid-19 pandemic proved more than ever that urgent action is needed to create better food systems for older people in Scotland, therefore our aim was to promote actions that would make a positive difference for older people lives


Our UKMAW2020 Highlights