Is Our Diet Culture Damaging for Older People?

Written by Danielle Gray, Digital Communications Officer for Eat Well Age Well

Come January our televisions are flooded with images of shiny gyms and membership offers. Full page adverts are taken out across newspapers and magazines for Weight Watchers and Slimming World. Billboards and bus stops entice us with celebrity cookbooks and exercise regimes. Whilst it’s not unexpected to put on a few pounds over the festive period and a desire to feel fit and healthy is a positive one, this dominant focus on the benefits of losing weight invites a bigger question – is our diet culture damaging for older people?

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Scotland’s Eating Well Challenge

Written for the Health & Social Care Alliance, Project Manager Laura Cairns gives an outline of the Eat Well Age Well project and discusses the challenge that malnutrition poses to public health in Scotland.

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