Diet, Nutrition and Hydration
About the Course
This full-day course not only covers diet and nutrition but also hydration. Hydration is particularly important in the care and hospital sectors.
What is the aim of the course? The course aims to promote awareness of the importance of diet, nutrition, and hydration and knowledge of how to provide a balanced and nutritional diet. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to identify the changing needs of people, be aware of the legislative requirements and obligations, understand our body's nutritional needs, understand what is needed to achieve a balanced diet, and have a basic awareness of how to store and prepare food, how to identify and respond to individual needs and be aware of the importance of food presentation.
Your course will cover the topics below:
Malnutrition and the risks
Who should be screened
Body mass index
Responsibilities of settings
Keeping people healthy
What are calories?
Energy balance and its importance in human physiology.
What are Carbohydrates?
What constitutes Fibre?
What are Fats and Proteins?
What are Vitamins and Minerals?
Why Water and hydration are important in physical well-being?
What are Micro-nutrients and their functions in diet and nutrition?
What is the function of Water and Calcium?
For older people, the importance of nutrition and hydration
Standards of care
Factors affecting hydration
Diet, Nutrition, and hydration is a trainer-led course that is delivered with guided learning hours of 6 hours and available nationally through our approved instructors.