Tackling Malnutrition in Older people Living at Home in Scotland

Glasgow University Study


We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Glasgow University on a research study to explore the prevalence of malnutrition in older adults. We know that as adults grow older, their experience of eating and their relationship towards food and drink can change. Therefore, we want to learn more about how older adults maintain their own health and well-being in the context of eating regularly and healthily.

View the Research Summary Info-graphic here.

Read the Executive Summary here.


Preliminary Findings Announced Oct 2019

Preliminary findings from the research were announced during our campaign for UK Malnutrition Awareness Week. We released 6 key findings throughout the week on issues such as food security, social eating and social connectedness amongst older people in Scotland.

View the 6 key findings here.


  • The early research has highlighted that food insecurity is putting older people in Scotland at risk of becoming underweight and malnourished.
  • Barriers such as loneliness and the changing nature of the high street are leading to a lack of reliable access to healthy and nutritious food.
  • Many older people reported finding cooking at home more challenging, often relying on cold and convenience food such as sandwiches.

Read our Press Release for more details.

If you would like further information on our Research Study in partnership with the University of Glasgow, then please Contact Us.