Mind the hunger gap Elaine Lane by MfT85YYG

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									              Elaine Lane
      Senior Community Dietitian
Based at Parkside Community Health Centre
 BDA Campaign
 Aim is to
... Stamp our missing meals in the UK
• Protect one meal a day by ring-
    fencing funding for community meal
    provision
• Food is a basic human right & it’s
    everybody’s responsibility to stamp
    out starvation in their community
• Highlight the expertise of Dietitians
    to lead the nutrition pathway across
    the whole health and social care
    system
      Why? It has consequences on
       health wellbeing outcomes
•   Muscle mass loss –↓functioning, ↑falls
•   Pressure ulcers
•   Incontinence
•   Confusion
Why? Diverse nutritional needs




      Nutritionally ‘well’          Nutritionally ‘vulnerable’


  Seeking to ensure consistent evidence based, person centred,
               food messages for the older person
1      Pint of fortified milk every day



            +




500-576kcals + 29-33g protein
2       Nourishing snacks every day




2x 150kcals + 2 g protein
3       Fortified meals every day




3x (200kcals + 7g protein)
    Current food & fluid provision
•   Neighbourhood/ informal carers
•   Luncheon group/ day centres
•   Community meals
•   Meal preparation
                 Way forward

Preventing malnutrition in the community includes when leaving
  someone's home, knowing where their next meal or drink is
                  coming from? (Unknown)."



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