Cash for project to tackle mal­nu­tri­tion

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A PROJECT aimed at tack­ling mal­nu­tri­tion among older peo­ple in Scot­land has re­ceived a £1.2 mil­lion fund­ing boost.

The Food Train char­ity’s Eat Well, Age Well scheme plans to cre­ate a net­work to test ways of help­ing older peo­ple eat well and avoid mal­nu­tri­tion which af­fects one in 10 of their peers across Scot­land.

The char­ity, which de­liv­ers meals to hun­dreds of meals each week to older peo­ple across the coun­try, heard from their older vol­un­teers who talked fondly of the meals and foods they used to love and share but how age, frailty and an in­creas­ingly in­ac­ces­si­ble care sys­tem af­fected their abil­ity to eat as they wished.

Eat Well, Age Well will in­volve health care work­ers, vol­un­tary groups, lo­cal and na­tional gov­ern­ment and the pri­vate sec­tor work­ing to­gether to trial ways to ad­dress older peo­ple’s eat­ing habits, work­ing along­side the Lon­don-based Mal­nu­tri­tion Task Force.

The lat­est fund­ing comes from the Na­tional Lot­tery’s Big Lot­tery Fund.

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