Nutrition and Healthier ChoicesLimeSkills half day course, relating to Care Standard 8
“Malnutrition was listed on more than 350 death certificates in England and Wales in 2016. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show malnutrition was the underlying cause or a contributory factor in 351 deaths in NHS hospitals in England and Wales.” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/05/figures-show-rise-in-malnutrition-deaths-in-england-and-wales
Under and overnutrition is becoming a major problem in the UK. This course looks at the importance of food choices, and fluid intake, in a Care environment
Who needs this training?
Any staff member or volunteer who supports others in the choice and ingestion of food. Those taking the Care Certificate Standard 8.
- Understanding of basic nutrition
- Changes to aid healthier choices
- Importance of fluid intake
- Barriers to good nutrition and fluid intake
- Special dietary requirements