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Key messages for practice

1. Food and meal times are a high priority for older people and affect their quality of life.
2. Malnutrition affects over 10% of older people.
3. Routine screening should be carried out to identify those at risk of malnutrition and action should be taken to ensure those at risk receive the right support.
4. Giving older people the time, help and encouragement they need to eat can help.


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