This elearning course aims at introducing the learner to nutrition and hydration in the health and social care sector.
It covers the main food groups, sources of essential nutrients and the impact of poor diet on health and wellbeing. It then outlines the current national guidance on healthy eating and explains adaptations different groups may require in relation to a balanced diet.
The course also covers the importance of hydration, signs of dehydration and ways to support and promote hydration with individuals.
It outlines ways to prevent malnutrition in health and social care settings, including food fortification and the appropriate use of nutritional supplements. In the next stage, you will learn about nutritional screening; its purpose, how to carry it out and how to implement the actions identified.
In the final stage of learning, the course identifies good practice in monitoring and recording nutrition and hydration needs.
Course Duration: 1 Hr 45 Min
|3||What is a Balanced Diet?|
|4||Promoting a Balanced Diet|
|7||Monitoring and Recording|