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Polly Stevensonon 27 November 2014
Transcript of NUTRITION
Fat Soluble Vitamins...
"Nutrition is the intake of food considered in relation to the body's dietary needs" - WHO 2013
Poor nutrition results in...
Water Soluble Vitamins...
2. Controlling body fluids
3. Turning food into energy
£5 BILLION a YEAR
is spent on health problems related to obesity
Speech and Language Therapists
Family and Friends
IN CARE SETTINGS...
used to identify ADULTS who are malnourished, at risk of malnutrition or obese.
Classifies Type 2
insulin resistant diabetes
Soluble Vitamins B and C
An organisation of dietitians,
nurses, doctors and
to improve nutritional
care for patients.
Discovers that fresh
lemons and limes
Universal Screening Tool.
Disease- Related malnutrition
in the UK 2007:
Patients go into
This results in longer hospital
stays and care and
support after discharge
70% of patients
weigh less on
discharge from hospital
Results in more GP visits,
and more hospital admissions
using meal time assistants
improving nutritional content
Nutritional Screening varies inter-professionally
Nutrition is vital in whatever recovery process
As Nurses We Should...
Provide holistic care
Promote healthy behaviour and a well balanced diet
Make nutritional advice readily available for everyone