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Are oral nutritional supplements being prescribed inappropriately?

August 23, 2015
Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) are a common treatment for malnutrition, and have been shown to have clinical benefit when prescribed appropriately. The increasing drive to improve nutritional management of service…
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Hydration in service users is vital – but don’t forget about the staff

August 12, 2015
This blog has often dealt with the subject of hydration – rightly so as dehydration is a common problem amongst older people in care homes. It can happen for a…
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Coconut oil is not a miracle cure for Alzheimer’s disease

August 9, 2015
Undoubtedly readers of this blog will have heard great things about the new ‘miracle’ food widely heralded in the media – coconut oil. With suggested benefits ranging from weight loss…
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Is a ban on processed meats in hospitals really necessary?

August 2, 2015
Animal Aid’s ‘No Safe Limit’ campaign has called for the removal of processed red meat products from hospital menus. Does this suggest that care homes should also remove processed meat from…
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Vitamin D: Why 25 is an important number

July 27, 2015
Hot on the heels of the Carbohydrates and Health report this week, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) – the independent body of experts that advise government on nutrition…
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New government recommendations on carbohydrates, sugars and fibre published today

July 17, 2015
Nobody could have escaped the big stories in the media on sugars in the modern diet over the last year. In part, the interest has been fuelled by the Scientific…
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You can ‘C’ why we like fruit and vegetables!

July 12, 2015
Readers of this blog will have had frequent reminders about the importance of the inclusion of plenty of a variety of fruit and vegetable in the diet, and its benefit…
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Dementia Care & Meal times: Cues and Clues

July 3, 2015
I was delighted  to read Care UK dementia specialist trainer Mark Harrison’s moving description of mealtimes for people with dementia in care homes in the latest edition of Care Home…
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