Elderly eating less in the pandemic

Elderly eating less in the pandemic

“Analysis from Age UK reveals that 1.4million older people aged 60+ in England have been eating less since the start of the pandemic and could therefore be at a greater risk of becoming malnourished, while 3.7million say that either they or others in their household have been unable to eat healthy and nutritious food.”

Age UK is worried that this hidden problem of undernutrition and malnourishment in older people is increasing at pace, with nearly half (49%) of people who already had difficulty going to the shops saying this has become harder. Two in five (43%) of older people surveyed by Age UK saying they feel less confident or much less confident going to the shops by themselves than they used to.” Read the full article 

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