Cash for project to tackle malnutrition
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.