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Training programmes specialising in the management of undernutrition within care homes, as well as bespoke courses.  

This training can be delivered face-face, as a live-webinar or through watch on demand masterclasses. Please contact us for more details.

The training covers:

  • What is undernutrition
  • How to identify undernutrition (including determining height from the ulna and weight change with a mid-upper arm circumference
  • Patient-centred nutrition care planning
  • How to treat undernutrition – using food as treatment
  • Prescribed oral nutritional supplements
  • Referral to a dietitian
  • Documentation of food and fluid charts
  • Strategies for promoting good hydration
  • Case studies and knowledge quiz
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Focus on Undernutrition has developed a unique catering course for care homes. This six-module course on menu planning and special diets, incorporates workshop learning, practical learning developing recipes linked to a special diet and coursework.

The training can be delivered either face to face or online, and as standalone modules, such as fortified diets, or dysphagia and altered consistency diets, rather than the full session catering course. Please contact us for more details.

The training covers:

  1. Menu planning and nutritional and hydration needs of older people in care homes
  2. Diabetic diets for older people
  3. Fortified diets for undernutrition
  4. Altered consistency diets according to
    IDDSI dysphagia standards
  5. Finger foods menus in dementia
  6. High fibre diets and constipation

The catering course video provide an overview of the catering course


Focus on Undernutrition has developed a range of practical recipe videos and resources to help families and carers to adapt meals and drinks for loved ones requiring certain special diets.

This training is delivered through video on demand with downloadable resources. Please contact us for more details.

The training is in two specific areas:

  • Fortified diets, how to adapt diets to aid weight gain if someone is experiencing a poor appetite
  • Pureed diets (level 4), how to adapt dishes to be suitable for someone on a pureed diet, including recipes on biscuits, cakes, sandwiches and other snacks.

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