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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.

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