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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Save the Date! UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020

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!

Covid-19 Latest Information – May 2020

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.

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