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An older person’s nutritional requirements are very similar to a younger person

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Welcome

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.

"The problem of undernutrition in the community is well documented yet the focus of much national attention has been on the acute sector. The Focus on Undernutrition service has demonstrated an inspirational approach to the recognition and management of the problem across the health economy of County Durham and Darlington..."

Caroline Lecko

Patient Safety Lead (Nutrition and Pressure Ulcers), Patient Safety. National Patient Safety Agency