National Nurses Nutrition Group National Nurses Nutrition Group

Community Malnutrition Project Supported by the Government

The malnutrition prevention project will begin in January 2014,  Liz Evans, Chair of the National Nurses Nutrition Group states

”A report by BAPEN ( 2011) suggests that a large proportion of the malnutrition present in individuals when admitted to institutions originates in the community setting. Whilst healthcare settings have a vital role to play in the detection and prevention of malnutrition, it is fair to say that often when an elderly person is admitted to hospital, they are already weakened by illness which may be exacerbated by the fact they may well be chronically undernourished .  The time has come for all professionals, carers, organisations , community groups the public and the media to work together to improve the nutrition of all vulnerable people in our society. The NNNG firmly believes that nurses have a key role to play in this and welcome this important piece of work.”

News coverage at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25463483

Age UK http://www.ageuk.org.uk/

Malnutrition Task Force http://www.malnutritiontaskforce.org.uk/