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Importance of good nutrition for the older community

In the last 40 years, the population demographic of the UK has changed dramatically. Since 1974 to 2014, the percentage of those aged 65 and over grew by 47%, accounting for nearly 18% of the total population. During the same period, people aged 75 and over increased by 89%, making up a further 8% of the British populace (Office for National Statistics [ONS], 2018).