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Fluid and Nutrition
The cost of treating diet-related illnesses in the UK is an estimated £2bn every year.Eating well is important for everyone’s health, but good nutrition is vital for the health and wellbeing of someone receiving care.Working in health and social care means you play an important role in the nutritional wellbeing of the people you care for, whether that’s through direct care, catering or domestic duties.It’s important that people have a diet that is safe to eat and has all the nutrients they need. Your goal is to encourage good nutrition and hydration, whilst ensuring the food people eat is safe.This online training course is designed to help, and, by the end, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make meal times safe and enjoyable for the people you care for.• You will find out that not all substances and objects that cause harm or illness can be seen. • You will discover why good nutrition and hydration is so important. • You will learn how to spot the danger signs of dehydration. • You will explore some simple steps you can follow to promote good nutrition and hydration with the people you care for.