Did you know?
"Healthy eating" is not appropriate for older people who:
- have a poor appetite
- are unintentionally losing weight
- have increased energy needs
- are very frail or ill
Undernutrition is often thought of as being a third world problem that doesn’t affect the western population. Unfortunately this is not the case. At any one time there are over 3 million adults that are undernourished in the UK. This can have very serious consequences for those individuals but also the economy of the nation.
Focus on Undernutrition is an award winning team that strives to prevent unavoidable undernutrition.
This site is primarily aimed at professionals working within health and social care. However if you are interested in finding out more about undernutrition or worried you might be at risk you might find the “how to” pages useful. If you do have any concerns or queries then you should contact your GP or dietitian.
"I have keenly followed the work of Rachael and her Focus on Undernutrition team for at least the last 8 years and have been very pleased to work with Rachael on various projects over the last few years. The Focus on Undernutrition team is unique, focusing as it does on identifying and treating malnutrition in Care Homes across a wide geographical area and in sharing best practice and resources with other teams and individuals across the country..."
Nutrition Advisory Group for the Elderly. A specialist group of the British Dietetic Association