Free Malnutrition Awareness Training

Eat Well Age Well is a national project from Scottish Charity Food Train that works to tackle the issue of malnutrition in older people, specifically those at risk of becoming under-weight and under-nourished. Malnutrition affects at least 10% of older people and emerging evidence suggests 16% of older people may be at risk of malnutrition in Scotland.

Eat Well Age Well offers free virtual ‘Raising the Issue of Malnutrition’ training sessions, hosted on MS Teams, which aim to increase attendees’ knowledge and confidence around identifying and supporting older people at home in the community who are at risk or are suffering from malnutrition. The sessions are aimed at those who work with/care for older adults living in their own homes such as volunteers, health and social care staff, local authority staff or anyone working in the third sector.

Sessions incorporate information on:

  • Common signs and symptoms of malnutrition.
  • Guidance around supporting individuals using Food First advice.
  • Utilising simple tools such as armbands and the Patient Association Nutrition Checklist to identify at risk individuals.
  • Gaining awareness of promoting good nutrition and hydration in older adults.

The sessions take place throughout the year. The next ones will be on:

  • Thursday 2nd May 2024, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Thursday 6th June 2024, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday 10th September 2024, 9:30am- 12:30pm
  • Thursday 24th October 2024, 9:30am- 12:30pm
  • Tuesday 19th November 2024, 9:30am- 12:30pm

Please register here for these free awareness raising sessions:

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