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Malnutrition

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the (a) extent and (b) incidence of malnutrition in England. (281243)

There is no national assessment of the extent and incidence of malnutrition.

To improve the nutrition of the population, an independent Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board was set up to monitor progress against the actions named in the plan, chaired by Gordon Lishman, ex-director general of Age Concern. The board will submit its final report in summer 2009.