Nutrition and Hydration Awareness

course duration:

Half day

Course outline:

This half day course is designed for any care workers who support individuals to eat and drink.

The course provides an introduction to the importance of nutrition, hydration and diet in regards to elderly people and those with physically disabling conditions. You will gain an understanding of how to support diet choices, how to identify and overcome concerns and how to record nutrition and hydration needs.


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(Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool)

Our expert trainer can also add to the Nutrition and Hydration course with information about MUST, where you will: 

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to use the MUST

  • Understand the meaning of malnutrition and the associated causes and consequences

  • Be able to identify adults who are underweight and at risk of malnutrition

  • Understand the difference between screening and assessment

  • Understand the importance of care planning

  • Gain knowledge of dietary ideas/fortified foods and adaptations that can be made in care settings

Course Details

Nutrition and Hydration Awareness

What this course covers:

  • How to correctly identify individuals in care settings who need nutritional support
  • The procedures to identify those in need of nutritional support and an awareness of other factors that could be mistaken for poor nutrition/hydration
  • An understanding of what hydration and malnutrition mean
  • Common reasons and causes for poor nutrition and the symptoms of dehydration/malnutrition
  • Knowledge of person-centred approaches to nutrition and good practice for care settings
  • How to monitor and record nutrition and hydration needs and outcomes
  • Benefits of Attending

    Delegates will:
  • Improve knowledge and awareness of healthy eating and gain an understanding of why some of the people you support may have nutrition and hydration problems
  • Help to solve meal time problems and be able to give eating recommendations and adapt nutrition and hydration to different requirements
  • Know and be able to identify signs and symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration
  • Gain best practice in relation to legislation and CQC guidelines
  • Useful handouts and resources to take away
  • Certification

    Upon completion of the half day course, attendees will receive a certificate of attendance

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