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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2018

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Importance of good nutrition for the older community

Importance of good nutrition for the older community
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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).