During the Covid-19 outbreak it is important to ensure that we are still eating and drinking well. Older adults remain disproportionately affected by malnutrition in Scotland with approximately 103, 000 older adults in Scotland suspected to be at risk of malnutrition.
Food access, social isolation and loneliness are significant risk factors for malnutrition in older people and older people are currently facing unprecedented issues surrounding these risk factors due to the recommendations around shielding and social distancing as well as the temporary closure or limitations of many services older people rely on to access shopping, meals and social activities.
In recent weeks we have heard from organisations keen to replicate our Boost Box project to support older people at risk of malnutrition during these difficult times. The Boost Box contains nutritious snacks to help calorie and protein intake for those most at risk.
Download the document below to find out more on how the Boost Box project works and how it can be used and adapted during this crisis to support individuals while self-isolating who may be struggling with a poor appetite.
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