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"Healthy eating" is not appropriate for older people who:
- have a poor appetite
- are unintentionally losing weight
- have increased energy needs
- are very frail or ill

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Undernutrition is often thought of as being a third world problem that doesn't affect the western population. Unfortunately this is not the case. At any one time there are over 3 million adults that are undernourished in the UK. This can have very serious consequences for those individuals but also the economy of the nation.

Focus on Undernutrition is an award winning team that strives to prevent unavoidable undernutrition.

This site is primarily aimed at professionals working within health and social care. However if you are interested in finding out more about undernutrition or worried you might be at risk you might find the 'how to' pages useful. If you do have any concerns or queries then you should contact your GP or dietitian.

"The Focus on Undernutrition service under the leadership of Rachael Masters has shown what can be achieved by joint working. They are setting the standards that we would all aspire to.."

Sue Hawkins

Care Catering Services Manager, Dorset County Council