A GOOD cause which is "leading the charge" to tackle malnutrition in pensioners is hoping a new advice line will help residents eat and live better.

Food Train announced that anyone over 65 from across the area will now be able to call their new line to receive advice on their diet.

It comes after the charity, which previously operated a Malnutrition Advice line, has now rebranded it to the Eat Well Age Well Line.

Jen Grant, a dietitian with Food Train who takes calls on the Eat Well Age Well Line, said: “Prevention is the key to tackling malnutrition among older people, so we are delighted to be able to broaden the support available via this line so that people can seek advice on all kinds of issues before they deepen.

“Eating well is key to ageing well and can help maintain independence for longer and prevent a variety of illnesses.

“The advice line aims to provide first-line dietary advice to older people or those that work with/care for them.

"It is staffed by a registered dietitian who can advise on a number of issues, including struggling to eat or drink enough.”

The new number is 0131 447 8151.