Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Ontrack tohelp tackle hunger
A charity leading the charge to tackle malnutrition among older people hopes an advice line will help Monklands residents secure swifter support.
Food Train’s Eat Well Age Well project team are manning the freephone Malnutrition Advice Line – on 0800 13 88 220 – with a focus on those aged 65 and over.
They are providing crucial advice and practical information to older people themselves – or anyone concerned about an older person’s wellbeing – on how they can stay well nourished.
The line is among measures being taken to support healthy ageing and help people across Scotland better understand the signs of malnutrition among older people so that action can be taken early before problems deepen.
It follows a pilot project where registered dieticians and nutritionists from Eat Well Age Well fielded calls on queries including those surrounding reduced appetite and weight loss.