Eat Well Age Well: Online Malnutrition Training

Published: April 29, 2024


Food Train‘s Eat Well Age Well project 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, via Microsoft 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 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 to identify at risk individuals.
  • Gaining awareness of promoting good nutrition and hydration in older adults.

The sessions take place throughout the year:

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

To register for these awareness sessions, please fill out their ‘Raising the Issue of Malnutrition’ E-Form (linked for your convenience).

Eat Well Age Well also offers bespoke Raising the Issue of Malnutrition sessions for organisations. Sessions can be delivered at a time and date to suit your organisation and can be tailored to meet the needs of your staff. Unfortunately, at this time these bespoke training sessions are not available to care homes.

For more information or to discuss anything further, please email: An e-learning module based on the above training is also available for those who cannot attend the scheduled sessions (linked for your convenience).

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