A staggering 1 million people in the UK, over the age of 65, are either malnourished or at risk of malnourishment.
The consequences are immense - lives cut short and lives lived less well.
Additionally it is estimated the financial cost to the NHS and social services of this issue to be over a billion pounds a year (in the UK).
The Malnutrition Task Force is an independent group of experts across health and social care united to address avoidable and preventable malnutrition in older people.
We are very proud to have been asked by The Malnutrition Task Force to write an article on effective strategies for rekindling appetite - that includes the benefit of tongue scraping - thus enabling our Senior Citizens to lead more fulfilling and independent lives.
This is the full article on The Malnutrition Task Force dedicated website