If you are part of a team responsible for people’s nutrition and hydration, it’s important that you
understand the terms that are being used, the nutritional requirements of the service users and the
possible consequences of getting it wrong.
This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration
in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the
reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify
people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.
Defining the Terms
The Eatwell Plate
Malnutrition and Overnutrition
The ‘Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool’
This is an interactive online course designed to be taken within your own time and at your own speed.