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Nutrition factsheets

Nutrition factsheets
Reference number
0910
Issue date01 January 2009
TypeGuidance

This series of factsheets sets out the 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care in healthcare environments.

 

Care providers should:

  1. Deliver food service and nutritional care safely.
  2. Maintain an environment conducive to people enjoying their meals and being able to safely consume their food and drinks. (In hospitals this is known as ‘Protected Mealtimes’.) 
  3. Support a multi-disciplinary approach to nutritional care, and value the contribution of staff, service users, carers and volunteers.
  4. Include guidance on food service and nutritional care in service delivery and accountability arrangements. 
  5. Screen all patients and service-users to identify malnourishment or risk of malnourishment. 
  6. Design facilities and services which are centred on the needs of the people using them. 
  7. Create a personal care or support plan for each patient or service-user, and give them input to identify their nutritional care and fluids needs.
  8. Ensure that staff and volunteers have appropriate skills and competencies, and receive regular training. 
  9. Involve patients and service-users in planning and monitoring arrangements for food services and drinks provision. 
  10. Create a policy for food service and nutritional care which is centred on the needs of users.

Council of Europe 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care in hospitals
Council of Europe 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care in hospitals - 195 KB 0910 - Council of Europe 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care in hospitals - 2009 - V1
Nutritional Screening Structured Investigation Project
Nutritional Screening Structured Investigation Project - 978 KB 0910A - Nutritional Screening Structured Investigation Project - V1
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 01 food and nutritional care is delivered safely
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 01 food and nutritional care is delivered safely - 745 KB 0910B - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 01 food and nutritional care is delivered safely - 2009 - V1
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 02 protected mealtimes
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 02 protected mealtimes - 757 KB 0910C - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 02 protected mealtimes - 2009 - V1
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 03 nutritional care
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 03 nutritional care - 847 KB 0910D - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 03 nutritional care - 2009 - V1
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 04 food and beverage service
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 04 food and beverage service - 769 KB 0910E - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 04 food and beverage service - 2009 - V1
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 05 malnutrition
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 05 malnutrition - 758 KB 0910F - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 05 malnutrition - 2009 - V1
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 06 facilities and service
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 06 facilities and service - 765 KB 0910G - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 06 facilities and services - 2009 - V1
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 07 prevalence of malnutrition
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 07 prevalence of malnutrition - 766 KB 0910H - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 07 prevalence of malnutrition - 2009 - V1
Focus on food: adapting meals to prevent weight loss
Focus on food: adapting meals to prevent weight loss - 2.49 MB 0910H1 - Focus on food: adapting meals to prevent weight loss - 2008-02 - V1
Focus on food: adapting meals to prevent weight loss card
Focus on food: adapting meals to prevent weight loss card - 387 KB 0910H2 - Focus on food: adapting meals to prevent weight loss card - 2008-02 - V1
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 08 training
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 08 training - 774 KB 0910I - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 08 training - 2009 - V1
key characteristics of good nutritional care 09 planning and monitoring
key characteristics of good nutritional care 09 planning and monitoring - 755 KB 0910J - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 09 planning and monitoring - 2009 - V1
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 10 policy
10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 10 policy - 745 KB 0910K - 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care 10 policy - 2009 - V1