Nutrition and Healthier ChoicesLimeSkills half day course, relating to Care Standard 8
Why is this training important?
“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