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 first became involved with Focus on Undernutrition when the service approached the University for Academic Accreditation for their care home and community nurse training courses on how to identify and treat undernutrition. These courses were successfully accredited at 10 credits at higher education level 4 which is certificate level..."
Assistant Dean, School of Health and Social Care, Teesside University