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Nutritional Screening and Food Record e-Learning

Nutritional Screening and Food Record

Food and water are essential for life. Meeting nutritional needs is an integral element of patient care yet it is often not valued.

The Nutritional Screening and Food Record e-Learning package aims to improve staff understanding of the importance of nutritional screening, monitoring and recording food intake. It raises awareness of th role of good nutrition and hydration in patient health, welfare and recovery.

The package describes methods for screening patients to identify those at risk of malnutrition and discusses actions to be taken to safeguard those patients. Ways of recording meals and monitoring food intake are illustrated using examples of both good and bad practice.

The package is supported with a range of case studies.

  • Introduction
    • Nutrition Care Pathway
  • Screening
  • Using Food Record Charts
  • Completing Charts
  • Recording Meals
    • Portion Size
    • Amount Eaten
    • Other Sources of Food
  • Case Studies
  • Summary