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Eat Well Age Well is a project from Scottish Charity Food Train. Our podcast is all about sharing and discussing how we can support older people in Scotland to eat well, age well and live well.

The Eat Well Age Well Podcast Eat Well Age Well

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Eat Well Age Well is a project from Scottish Charity Food Train. Our podcast is all about sharing and discussing how we can support older people in Scotland to eat well, age well and live well.

    Where Are We Now? - Live Episode

    Where Are We Now? - Live Episode

    This is a special live episode that was recorded during our panel discussion event ‘Where Are We Now?’ which took place on 13th October during UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2021.

    This has been a year of reflection and recovery at Food Train and we wanted to stock of where we are now and discuss what has changed, how did it change and what still needs to change for older people to eat well, age well and live well in Scotland.

    Chair - Michelle Carruthers, CEO Food Train

    Keynote Speaker - Maree Todd MSP

    The Panel

    Prof. Ian Welsh, Chief Executive, The Alliance

    Lindsay Graham, Independent Government Policy Advisor

    Karen McCurry, Manager MS Argyll

    Cllr Jennifer Adam-McGregor



    Further info

    Food Train www.thefoodtrain.co.uk

    Eat Well Age Well www.eatwellagewell.org.uk

    Where Are We Now? - video 

    Music www.bensound.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Let's Build The Picture

    Let's Build The Picture

    SPECIAL EPISODE FOR UK MALNUTRITION AWARENESS WEEK

    UK Malnutrition Awareness Week takes place between 11th - 17th October 2021 and we’re launching our #LetsBuildThePicture campaign. 

    Did you know that there’s currently no routine screening for malnutrition in the community settings?

    1 in 10 older people in Scotland today are at risk of or living with malnutrition (as under-nutrition). However, from Eat Well Age Well's own prevalence data, we think this may be an underestimate, with as many 30% of older people living in the community at risk.

    On this episode Danielle is joined by Jen Grant and Tilly Robinson-Miles from the Eat Well Age Well team to discuss more about the campaign and why we need to build the true picture of malnutrition in older people living in Scotland.

    Further Info

    Get involved in the #LetsBuildThePicture campaign: www.eatwellagewell.org.uk/aboutmaw

    Malnutrition Toolkit: www.eatwellagewell.org.uk/toolkit

    Carers Screening Pack: www.eatwellagewell.org.uk/carers-screening

    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 49 min
    Mini Episode - Lorraine's Story: Supporting Older People to Eat Well

    Mini Episode - Lorraine's Story: Supporting Older People to Eat Well

    BONUS MINI EPISODE 

    Danielle shares her conversation with Lorriane Dilworth from the British Red Cross. They chat about the Red Cross's amazing work that helps support older people to eat well at home. Lorraine also talks about about their Neighbourhood Links project and how they’ve successfully implemented regular screening using the Patients Association Nutrition Checklist to help detect and prevent malnutrition.

    Further Info

    Eat Well Age Well - www.eatwellagewell.org.uk

    Video Interview on YouTube - https://youtu.be/DTr_fAp0k3g

    • 11 min
    Lanarkshire Community Food

    Lanarkshire Community Food

    Between 2018 and 2019, Eat Well Age Well supported 47 projects across Scotland through our Small Ideas, Big Impact Fund. The fund was set up to support ideas and initiatives around the theme of older adults living well through food. Applicants could apply for a grant between £50 - £5000 to develop projects that would help older people to eat well and reduce the risk of malnutrition in the community.

    On this episode Danielle chats to Claire Mooney from Lanarkshire Community Food & Health Partnership who received a grant from the Small Ideas, Big Impact Fund in 2019 to support their work providing nutrition and cookery courses for older people in the local community. Claire talks in more detail about their work to support older adults who require textured modified diets if affected by issues such as head & neck cancer. 

    Further Info:

    Lanarkshire Community Food & Health Partnership: www.lcfhp.co.uk

    YouTube Video: 'Lanarkshire Nutrition Course for Head and Neck Cancer Patients'

    Eat Well Age Well: www.eatwellagewell.org.uk

    Small Ideas, Big Impact Fund: www.eatwellagewell.org.uk/smallideasbigimpact



    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 31 min
    Volunteers Week Part 4: Neil

    Volunteers Week Part 4: Neil

    Volunteers Week takes place every year from the 1st – 7th June and is one of the most important events Food Train's calendar as, quite simply, without volunteers, Food Train would not be able to exist. To celebrate we’re releasing a series of episodes chatting to volunteers from across Food Train to learn more about their role, their experience and what they value most about volunteering.

    On part 4 of this series Danielle chats to Neil, a volunteer with Food Train Connects which provides a 1:2:1 shopping service for older people across Scotland. Neil signed up with Connects in 2020 and he shares great, practical advice for anyone thinking about volunteering themselves.

    Further Info:

    Food Train Connects www.foodtrainconnects.org.uk

    Food Train www.thefoodtrain.co.uk

    Volunteers Week www.volunteersweek.org

    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 30 min
    Volunteers Week Part 3: Julie

    Volunteers Week Part 3: Julie

    Volunteers Week takes place every year from the 1st – 7th June and is one of the most important events Food Train's calendar as, quite simply, without volunteers, Food Train would not be able to exist. To celebrate we’re releasing a series of episodes chatting to volunteers from across Food Train to learn more about their role, their experience and what they value most about volunteering.

    On part 3 of this series Danielle chats to Julie, a volunteer with Food Train Connects which provides a 1:2:1 shopping service for older people across Scotland. Julie signed up as a Connects volunteer when the service launched during the pandemic in 2020 and she shared why she finds working with older people so valuable and rewarding.

    Further Info:

    Food Train Connects www.foodtrainconnects.org.uk

    Food Train www.thefoodtrain.co.uk

    Volunteers Week www.volunteersweek.org

    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 26 min

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