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Top myths and facts for healthy eating in later life

Top myths and facts for healthy eating in later life

Eating well and drinking enough fluids is an important part of staying healthy. It is Nutrition & Hydration Week from the 14th to 20th of March and the CLCH Public Health Nutrition Team (Adult Services) would like to shine the spotlight on common myths and facts around eating and drinking in later life.

Getting thinner is a normal part of ageing - MYTH

Getting thinner is not a normal part of getting older but it is easy for weight to drop off without noticing. Unintentional weight loss increases the risk of ill health and makes it difficult to recover from infections, injury or surgery. 


For more myths and facts, please download CLCH's factsheet.