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14th-20th October is UK Malnutrition Awareness Week
< October 2019

14th-20th October is UK Malnutrition Awareness Week

For UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2019, BAPEN and The Malnutrition Taskforce have produced some very useful resources including a national survey.

These resources include:

  • A leaflet about useful self-screening, supported screening and signposting resources (this may be particularly useful if you work with vulnerable people in a care or voluntary setting)
  • An infographic about malnutrition in the older population (this may be particularly useful to share with colleagues who are less aware of how malnutrition can disproportionately affect people aged over 65)
  • A poster about eating enough to stay well in older age (this can be displayed in your setting or handed out to vulnerable older people – it is designed to help people think about their own weight, and think about some of the warning signs of worrying weight loss)
  • A poster about understanding weight loss (this can also be displayed in your setting or handed out to vulnerable people or those who care for them. It provides some basic facts about weight loss, when you might be vulnerable to malnutrition and when you should seek help)
  • A poster about ‘malnutrition myths’ (this is also a good option for displaying in your setting or handing out, as it examines some of the key prevailing ‘myths’ and the truth behind them, alerting people to the facts they need to be aware of)
  • An information sheet about the national survey of malnutrition and nutritional care that will run during UK Malnutrition Awareness Week (this is for the attention of all health and social care professionals)

For more details and all the resources visit: https://www.bapen.org.uk/malnutrition-undernutrition/combating-malnutrition/malnutrition-awareness-week

 

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