Do you know the signs and symptoms of malnutrition to support older people with eating well?
Eat Well Age Well (EWAW) is a national project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and part of the award-winning Scottish Charity, Food Train. They aim to contribute to the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition and dehydration amongst older adults living at home in Scotland.
The new year can be a challenging time of year for many reasons but particularly its diet culture. There is a heavy focus on what we are eating and weight loss which can increase risk for an older person who is already not meeting their nutritional needs.
This new year, EWAW is encouraging everyone to keep the conversation going with the older people in our lives about food and eating well.
In aims of increasing awareness of the signs and symptoms of malnutrition throughout 2020, Eat Well Age Well has created a bank of resources including posters, leaflets and guides to help support you in supporting older people. These resources can be ordered in print via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EWAW has also launched their training schedule for Jan – May 2020 promoting training across Scotland for key groups including carers, volunteers, community members and others.