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
- We launched our 4 Calls to Action and emphasised the positive impact mandatory malnutrition screening and training would have for older people living in Scotland.
- We released the final findings from our research study in partnership with the University of Glasgow on older people's health and well-being.
- We hosted our webinar In the wake of Covid-19: Supporting Older People to Eat Well, Age Well & Live Well to showcase the recent research by the University of Glasgow in partnership with Food Train / Eat Well Age Well around how older people are living and ageing.
- We launched our Eat Well Age Well Podcast with a variety of episodes ready to listen to.
- We published our 2-year impact and learning report The Hidden Problem
Watch this space for more details about what we are planning for our 2021 campaign
If you would like more information on UK Malnutrition Awareness Week or would like get involved, please Contact Us