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Eating well

Malnutrition in Derbyshire's older people is not something that's often talked about - we're all more used to hearing about obesity - but malnutrition in older people is a serious problem.

Elderly man whisking eggs in the kitchen

We're aiming to help everyone to spot the symptoms in older friends and relatives and offer practical ways to help.

Malnourishment and dehydration cause serious health problems - including infections, depression and falls. Most elderly people affected still live in their own homes and nationally more than 3 million are at risk. It's also a common cause of admission to hospitals and care homes and costs the taxpayer billions of pounds a year.

Our booklet, How to eat well: a guide for older people who are underweight is attached to this page.

Contact us

Contact us if you're concerned about eating well:

We can also help put you in touch with local private meal suppliers - tel: 01629 537763 or 01629 537758.