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.
"Focus on Undernutrition has paved the way in delivering an innovative programme of training and support to improve the quality of nutritional care for patients in care homes and in the community. The powerful impact that good nutritional care has on these patients is seen in improved outcomes where food plays a key role in both the maintenance of health as well as recovery from illness and disease..."
Associate Director, Transforming Community Services Programme Lead, NHS County Durham and Darlington