Malnutrition Awareness Week 2019
Published on 22 October 2019 11:13 AM
Last week was #MalnutritionAwarenessWeek
Over 1.3 million people over the age of 65 (1 in 10) in the UK are malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Malnutrition can have a devastating effect on a person's physical health and emotional wellbeing and can often lead to or exacerbate long-term health problems.
Sadly many of us are not familiar with the signs, symptoms and risk factors that would help us recognise that a loved one or somebody in our community is at risk of malnutrition.
If you are worried you or someone you know might be suffering from malnutrition, you can visit the BAPEN (British Association for Parental and Enteral Nutrition) website for more information. They also have an online self-screening tool that can be used to assess risk of malnourishment 🗒️
BAPEN Website: https://www.bapen.org.uk/
Self-Screening Tool: https://www.malnutritionselfscreening.org/self-screening.ht…