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Fluids and Nutrition
Nutrition and Hydration Week 2023

Good nutrition and hydration are an essential part of maintaining a person’s well-being. This course will highlight how food should be both nutritious and enjoyable, the importance of hydration and the dangers of malnutrition and dehydration. You will also learn how to prevent the spread of infection when preparing and handling food. This course will also show you how to assist people with special requirements, so that everyone can enjoy a healthy, nutritious, safe meal.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the components of a balanced diet.
  • Recognise signs of poor nutrition and dehydration.
  • Understand the significance of promoting food enjoyment.
  • Recognise the benefits of care plans for individual care.

Good nutrition and hydration are an essential part of maintaining a person’s well-being. This course will highlight how food should be both nutritious and enjoyable, the importance of hydration and the dangers of malnutrition and dehydration. You will also learn how to prevent the spread of infection when preparing and handling food. This course will also show you how to assist people with special requirements, so that everyone can enjoy a healthy, nutritious, safe meal.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the components of a balanced diet.
  • Recognise signs of poor nutrition and dehydration.
  • Understand the significance of promoting food enjoyment.
  • Recognise the benefits of care plans for individual care.
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Derek Johnson
Derek Johnson
Independent Consultant and Partner at Nutrition and Hydration Associates

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“Great information about food and nutritional requirements”
 
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Overview

This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Fluids and Nutrition.

Interactive Video Lessons

Subjects covered include:

  • First Drink of the Day
  • The Importance of Good Fluid Intake and Nutrition
  • The Eatwell Guide
  • What is a Good Diet?
  • Nutrition Related Disorders
  • Breakfast: The First Meal of the Day
  • Signs and Symptoms of Poor Nutrition and Hydration
  • Promoting Adequate Nutrition and Hydration
  • Encouraging People to Enjoy Their Food
  • Access to Fluids, Food and Nutrition in Accordance with a Care Plan
  • Providing Nutritious Snacks
On average this online course should take around 40 minutes.

Care Certficate Standard 8

NOS: SCDHSC0213, SCDHSC0214

RQF: Promote nutrition and hydration in adult care settings (Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care)

Wales: All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 3 & 4

Scotland: National Care Standards

Northern Ireland: NISCC’s Induction Standards

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Derek is deeply passionate about the pivotal role that food and drink play in delivering exceptional care within hospital and care settings. His unwavering commitment to professionalism and reliability ensures a highly professional service to support his clients.

With an extensive background in managerial roles across diverse Commercial and Public Sector environments, Derek has earned national recognition through eleven prestigious awards, the latest of which was bestowed upon him in 2022.

Derek’s expertise encompasses Local Government affairs, Social Care Catering, and a focus on fostering awareness about Nutrition & Hydration. Leveraging his profound insights and adept association management skills, he is well-prepared to guide clients through the intricacies of delivering high-quality care through proper fluids and nutrition.

Derek Johnson
Independent Consultant and Partner at Nutrition and Hydration Associates
 

Derek is deeply passionate about the pivotal role that food and drink play in delivering exceptional care within hospital and care settings.His unwavering commitment to professionalism and reliability ensures a highly professional service to support his clients. With an extensive background in managerial roles across diverse Commercial and Public Sector environments, Derek has earned national recognition through eleven prestigious awards, the latest of which was bestowed upon him in 2022.

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