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Fluids, nutrition and food safety

Overview

In this course we consider the importance of a balanced diet, and its significance for those receiving care or support. We also take a look at the very important subject of food safety, which requires us to ensure that the food people eat is not going to cause them harm.

Course Contents:

  • The importance of good nutrition
  • The six key nutrients for a healthy diet
  • The importance of fluids
  • The Eatwell Guide
  • Signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and dehydration
  • Meeting nutritional needs and preferences
  • Maintaining dignity when eating and drinking
  • Enabling access to fluids and food
  • Food safety – types of hazard
  • Handling, storing and preparing food
  • Food allergens and allergic reactions

Target Audience

Those working in health and social care requiring an understanding of why a balanced and healthy diet is important, and how to ensure that those for whom they care are provided with such a diet.