Did you know?
Older people who live in the north of England have a 73% greater risk of becoming undernourished compared to those in the south
Undernutrition is often thought of as being a third world problem that doesnít 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 ďhow toĒ pages useful. If you do have any concerns or queries then you should contact your GP or dietitian.
"Iím delighted to hear about Focus on Undernutrition initiatives and gob smacked at what they have achieved. Focus on Undernutrition have done an incredible job and managed to involve everybody out in the community, from care home staff to the people managing healthcare in the region. Iím incredible impressed with that achievement and think itís incredibly important that it is rolled out elsewhere..."
Chair of BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)