Written by Eat Well Age Well Project Dietitian, Jen Grant
As Project Dietitian within Eat Well Age Well I am one of the few registered Dietitians working in the third sector in Scotland. After a varied career within the NHS, I made the move to Eat Well Age Well in 2019. I wanted to experience a new way of working and contribute more to the prevention of malnutrition in the community as I had seen first-hand the consequences of malnutrition going undetected and untreated.
We all know the importance of eating a nutritious, balanced diet for keeping our bodies in good health. Just like our other organs, our brains also need a variety of nutrients to keep our brains working and protect our mental health.
Written by Tilly Robinson-Miles, Impact & Policy Officer for Eat Well Age Well
This election is a huge milestone, personally it will be my first time voting in a Scottish National election, but as a society navigating recovery from a pandemic, it will shape priorities that will affect all our lives for generations to come.
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?
Our Impact & Policy Officer Tilly Robinson-Miles shares some key policy in practice work throughout July 2020, including being a panellist at a roundtable discussion with Michael Fakhri, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
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.