Course Aim:

This half day training course is designed to look at what constitutes a well balanced diet. The subject of service users’ health issues and how they can affect the types of food given will be addressed. Information regarding minerals, vitamins and fibre will be given. Strategies for encouraging a service user with a reduced appetite to eat and enjoy a meal will be covered. Malnutrition in a service user as well as allergies to certain food groups is also included in the program.

Course Duration:

3 Hours

Who Should Attend:

All Care Staff

Contents of Course:

  • What constitutes a normal diet
  • Selecting meals
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Nutritional Requirements of Older People
  • Gastro-intestinal System
  • Monitoring Dietary Intake
  • Malnutrition
  • Allowing Choice
  • Liquidised – Soft & Liquidised Diets
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Special Dietary Requirements
  • How to help diabetic clients with their dietary requirements
  • How dementia can be affected by diet (where applicable)
  • Menu Planning
  • Encouraging service users to enjoy a meal
  • Food Safety
  • Allergies

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