Category list : Nutrition in hospital
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Healthcare professionals should stop using the term “soft diet” following 277 incidents in two years in which patients have been given food that is unsuitable for them, the NHS watchdog has said.
Patients with coeliac disease need to adhere to a gluten-free diet, including when they are in hospital. This means staff in catering departments and on wards need to be aware of the condition and its consequences
A review summarised by a National Institute for Health Research Signal examines whether enriching hospital food with energy or protein can improve nutrition in older people in hospital
The number of calories being consumed by hospital staff and visitors has been slashed over the last year but admissions related to obesity have spiked by nearly 20%.
NHS organisations have been warned that the sale of sugary drinks will be banned in future if they continue to ignore current efforts to reduce sales on a voluntary basis.
Hospital trusts will face losing funding if they fail to remove super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks from shelves in latest moves by NHS leaders to fight obesity and diabetes.
This article outlines the procedure for helping patients to eat at mealtimes. It highlights the importance of monitoring food and fluid intake and the need for accurate documentation
People in Nottinghamshire are being asked what food from their childhood they would like to see served from new “memory menus” being introduced at a local hospital.
NHS England has announced that leading retailers have agreed to voluntarily reducing sales of sugary drinks to 10% or less of their total drinks sales within hospitals over the coming year.
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has cut-back a previous expansion to its visiting times in order to ensure patients can “enjoy their lunch without distractions”.