Council diet help for elderly

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A COUNCIL is stepping up efforts to prevent malnutrition in older people.

Derbyshire County Council has launched a campaign to address the issue and is planning presentations and talks for local groups. Bosses are keen to hear from organisations whose members might find practical advice on how to spot the signs of malnutrition in older people, and how to tackle the problem useful.

Coun Carol Hart, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for public health, said: “Malnutrition and dehydration cause serious health problems - including infections like colds and flu, depression and falls. It’s also a common cause of admission to hospitals and care homes.”

n For more information call Lynwen Davison on 01629 538215 or email