Men, I think it’s fair to say, have a certain reputation when it comes to engaging with third sector services (amongst other things) i.e. they’re just not very good at it or not very interested. ‘That’s no for me’ or ‘Och Jim, he just wants to sit and watch telly’.
Written by Azita Boozchaloo, Registered Associate Nutritionist with MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Health.
Being a registered nutritionist (ANutr), I was looking for volunteering opportunities to gain practical experience. I learned about Eat Well Age Well in the summer of 2019, took part in relevant training sessions and became part of their ‘Eat Well Visit’ project.
Written by Tess Capper, researcher in public health nutrition at Queen’s University Belfast and Meal Makers volunteer.
2020 will mark two years since I did my first meal share as part of Meal Makers. This time two years ago, I was finishing off a PhD investigating diet and nutrition in older adults and was finding the changes in the effects of some nutrients as we age a fascinating topic. I’ve also always been a keen cook, so combining my interests in nutrition and cooking as a volunteer for Food Train’s Meal Makers project seemed a good fit.
Written by Francesca Vuolo, associate registered nutritionist and currently studying MSc Nutrition and Behaviour.
The UK has an ageing population. We know that ageing leads to biological, physical, psychological, and social changes which can impact overall wellbeing. Multiple factors can influence a person’s mental state (3).
Written by Tracy MacInnes, Registered Dietitian and BDA Policy Officer for Scotland
I’m delighted to be supporting UK Malnutrition Awareness Week (5th – 12th Oct 2020) and the work of Eat Well Age Well who are launching their #TimeForChangeScot campaign highlighting their 4 Calls to Action to create meaningful change for older people to eat well, age well & live well in Scotland.
Written by Caroline Mitchell-Wemyss, Care Manager, Dementia Post Diagnostic Support (NHS Fife)
Nutrition is not often the first topic that comes to mind when we think about dementia care. Understandably, it can take a back seat to other concerns such as change in memory, mood and independence. Despite this, I often work with people experiencing difficulty in maintaining good nutrition due to cognitive change.
Under-nutrition in older people has many faces. With implications of the pandemic and recent lockdown, we can observe shielding and isolation becoming the main challenge in the 65+ population as numbers shows that 93% of those at risk of malnutrition live in the community.