The Hunger Gap that is. The BDA is launching a campaign to tackle malnutrition amongst older people living in their own homes.
There is a myth that malnutrition is a problem for developing countries however there are far too many cases of malnutrition here in the UK. Over the years, I have experience of nutrition issues affecting older people and catering within in care homes. I have, through this experience, become very aware of the numbers of older people living in their own homes who slip into malnutrition and the effect this has on health and life quality. I am really pleased to see the BDA iniating this campaign. So I want to actively support it as much as I can.
There is a link to a good resource giving advice to those who have small appetites and are underweight or losing weight rapidly – http://www.ndr-uk.org/Food-Fortification/122-Eating-Better-Feeling-Better-A5.html?keyword=eat+better+feel+better
This website looks to be a useful source of a range of nutrition resources.