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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

The nutrition clock

Recognising the signs of being at risk of under-nutrition can be a challenge. The Nutrition Clock has been developed with healthcare professionals at The University of Manchester and older people to raise awareness.

It helps people recognise the early signs of under-nutrition risk and should be used regularly by older people, their family and friends and health care professionals. Under-nutrition leads to poorer health outcomes, delays in recovery from illness and longer periods in hospital. Risk factors include health problems, unmet care needs and social isolation.

Contact

Dr Kingsley Purdam

Email: kingsley.purdam@manchester.ac.uk