Last week was the first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week. And I don’t mean malnutrition in developing nations or in war torn countries. Malnutrition is a huge issue in the UK and Europe. It surprises people that malnutrition in developed nations cost more per year than the effects of obesity. The most recent estimate is £19.6… Continue reading Malnutrition Awareness Week
What a protein rich meal – eggs, beans and cheese! These are naturally protein rich foods. However, you may have noticed that extra protein is also being added to many foods – breakfast cereals, chocolate bars and snack bars to name a few. Protein is certainly having its moment in the spotlight and getting some… Continue reading Keep active and eat protein rich foods for healthy ageing
I found out recently that a friend has been diagnosed with cancer. It is not the first time that a friend of mine has been through the mill (she came out the other side and is fit and healthy several years later- hooray) and I have seen friends cope with family members or close friends… Continue reading Do you know someone with cancer?
Last Saturday I went along to the Aylesbury Parkinson’s Disease support group and gave a presentation on eating well. I think it was a much appreciated session, there were lots of questions and people seemed to be very grateful for the information. Hydration is a big problem. There are so many reasons why something as… Continue reading Parkinson’s Disease Eating Well Talk
The Caroline Walker Trust held its 25th Anniversary Lecture last week and it was a really positive meeting. We had 3 amazing speakers talking about various aspects of improving the nutritional status of older people. Professor Janice Thompson asked as to consider what constitutes healthy ageing. She prompted us to consider how we engage with… Continue reading 10 July – Caroline Walker Trust lecture “Eating Our Way to a Healthy Old Age”
The Hunger Gap that is. The BDA is launching a campaign to tackle malnutrition amongst older people living in their own homes. http://www.mindthehungergap.com/signs/index.html 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… Continue reading Mind the Gap…