Tackling malnutrition in older people living at home in Scotland

Meals & Messages


Meals & Messages is a supported shopping project in collaboration with Food Train in the Scottish Borders and Sainsbury's Kelso.

The aim of this project was to help address risk factors for malnutrition such as lack of access to food, social isolation and loneliness.

The project provided weekly trips to and from the supermarket in order to create an improved shopping experience for older people in Kelso. As well as providing transport, the trips included 1 to 1 shopping support and meal planning with a trained volunteer, followed by a free group lunch provided by Sainsbury's in their store café to help boost social interaction and create new friendships.







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Read the Meals & Messages project brief.