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Age UK features on Radio 4's The Food Programme

Published on 01 February 2013 02:00 PM

Age UK features heavily on BBC Radio 4 this Sunday lunchtime, as The Food Programme investigates 'Food on a Pension' with the help of our staff.


With the cost of food predicted to rise at above inflation for the foreseeable future, cooking on a pension is becoming more of a challenge.

And it's not just a matter of making the pennies add up - for many, getting older can make the physical tasks involved in cooking and shopping more difficult.

The Food Programme presenter Sheila Dillon and her team of reporters team up with Age UK staff and volunteers to show how difficult life can be shopping and cooking for older people.  

  • Jane Barmer from Age UK's training division helps reporter Andrew Webb shop and cook, while wearing equipment that mimics some of the physical limitations of older people
  • Ruthe Isden from Age UK's policy department talks about the health aspects of food and older people
  • Age UK case study Rita tells how she manages to make her £15 a week food budget into delicious nutritious meals
  • The programme will also investigate the vital role played by lunch clubs by visiting one run by Age UK Southwark.

The Food Programme will be broadcast at 12.30pm on Sunday 3 February and repeated at 3.30pm on Monday 4 February.


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