FOOD AGENCY

Councils need to provide more meals to the elderly

1:35 min
  • More municipalities need to become better at preventing malnutrition among the elderly in municipal care.

  • That's according to a report by the National Food Agency which looked into how many occasions food is served at council run care homes for the elderly. Six out of ten municipalities say they serve six or more meals a day, but that is not enough, the agency says.

  • "For an elderly person with a poor appetite, six small meals in a day can be the difference between life and death," says Emelie Eriksson, project manager at the food agency.