The Malnutrition Task Force provides information and practical guidance to help combat preventable undernutrition and dehydration in later life. As part of their resource pack we were asked to create an animation to raise awareness of malnutrition in the elderly.
We created a script based on the true story of an elderly person who had unwittingly become malnourished. Our illustrator then created a look and feel based on this script and around a setting – a home – and objects often found in older people’s homes (family photos and old fashioned weighing scales, for example) to bring the story to life. Our film has become a key resource for The Malnutrition Task Force, and is used to educate and support those involved in the care of older people.