This year UK Malnutrition Awareness Week takes place between 11th-17th October and we are delighted to be launching our #LetsBuildThePicture campaign!
1 in 10 older people in Scotland today are at risk of or living with malnutrition (as under-nutrition). However, from our own prevalence data, we think this may be an underestimate, with as many as 20-30% of older people living in the community at risk.
With your help, we can detect and prevent malnutrition and build the true picture of the issue in Scotland.
Having more conversations with older adults about eating and drinking well, using simple screening tools and sending this data back to Eat Well Age Well will make a positive difference to older people lives.
Together, let’s build the true picture of malnutrition in Scotland.
How to get involved
There are lots of ways to show your support for our campaign and no matter how big or small, your involvement helps make a positive difference.
You can read more information on getting involved, including links to ordering our free toolkits, here.
Activities & Events
Tues 12th October, 9.15am – 12.30pm: Raising the Issue of Malnutrition training
Come along to our free training which aims to increase your knowledge and confidence around identifying and supporting older people who are at risk or suffering from malnutrition.
Wed 13th October, 10am – 11.30am: ‘Where are we now?’ Panel Discussion Event
With the theme of reflection and recovery in mind, we want to discuss…
- What has changed?
- How did it change?
- What still needs to change?
…for older people to eat well, age well and live well in Scotland.
Keynote Speaker: Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport
Chair: Michelle Carruthers, CEO Food Train
- Ian Welsh, chief executive of The Alliance
- Lindsay Graham, Independent Government policy advisor
- Karen McCurry, MS Argyll
- Cllr Jennifer Adam-McGregor
If you would like any further information on our campaign or would like to get involved then please Contact Us.