Nutrition and Hydration

An introduction to food and hydration suitable for anyone involved in supporting with eating and drinking in any way


What you will cover

  • The importance of good nutrition and hydration
  • Malnutrition and its signs, a healthy balanced diet, the eatwell plate, person centred nutrition and hydration, culture, beliefs and preferences
  • Promoting good nutrition
  • Keeping people hydrated, the importance of water and signs of dehydration, why older people may not be drinking and how you can help them
  • Care plans and protecting individuals who are more vulnerable
  • Adaptations and support
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Dignity and respect
  • Food Safety
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