We’re delighted to announce that we have provided funding to 10 of our Small Ideas, Big Impact Fund projects to help them further support older people during COVID-19.Continue reading “Small Ideas, Big Impact – COVID-19 Emergency Fund”
We were delighted to see the announcement from BAPEN and the Malnutrition Task Force that UK Malnutrition Awareness Week has been confirmed for 2020.
Once again Eat Well Age Well will be joining in the campaign and raising awareness across Scotland.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic our planning for MAW2020 will be considerably different compared to previous years, however we look forward to bringing you more news about our campaign very soon!
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.Continue reading “Covid-19 Latest Information – May 2020”
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.
Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
It’s more important than ever that we all keep our mind and body healthy.
The current advice for the public is to continue to eat as normal aiming to stay well-nourished and hydrated throughout periods of social distancing and self-isolation.
If you would like to learn more about supporting older adults with good nutrition and hydration then we have two different training sessions available throughout 2020:
- Raising the Issue of Malnutrition
- REHIS Eating Well for Older People
We are delighted to announce that we’re supporting a further 24 projects via our Small Ideas, Big Impact Fund!
Each of these projects and initiatives focus on the theme of older adults living well through food and aim to support the prevention, detection and/or treatment of malnutrition.Continue reading “Successful Small Ideas, Big Impact Fund Projects Announced!”
Earlier in November we welcomed 2 new staff members to the Eat Well Age Well team:
Project Dietitian – Jen Grant @JenGrantRD
Impact & Policy Officer – Tilly Robinson-Miles @TRobinsonMiles
Join the University of Glasgow and Eat Well Age Well on Tues 19th November at the Smith Museum in Stirling for a FREE one-day conference about ageing in place in Scotland.Continue reading “Healthy Ageing in Place Scotland – 19th Nov”