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Food and Nutritional Care Planning (over 65)

The first part of this resource pack is a general introduction to food and nutrition for people over the age of 65 and is suitable for all care staff.

The second part focuses specifically on care planning and review of procedures regarding food and nutrition regimes. The emphasis is on critical review of routines at your setting. You are guided through this process with the help of learning activities (it is anticipated that learners will have existing knowledge of Care Planning).

PowerPoint 1 - Introduction to Food and Nutrition in Care Settings - Slide Titles:

  • Aims/Objectives, Introduction, Aims of Nutritional Care Planning, Nutritional Requirements, Variable Factors/Non Variable Factors, Fats (Clients with Special Needs)
  • Constipation and Bowel Problems, Fibre, Anaemia, Iron, Pressure Ulcers, Zinc, Osteoporosis, Calcium, Water/Fluids, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Obesity, Food Groups (Daily Intake)
  • Conclusion, References

PowerPoint 2 - Care Planning (Food and Nutrition in Care Settings) - Slide Titles:

  • Aims/Objectives, Introduction, Nutritional Care Planning, Care Planning, Aggravating Factors, Learning Activity 1(Choice of 2), Care Value Base, Empowerment
  • Learning Activity 2, Learning Activity 3, References

PowerPoints are fully referenced.

Word Documents (3 Handouts)

  • Care Value Base, Empowerment, Food and Nutrition for the elderly (7 page booklet handout with illustrations)

Word Documents (Learning Activities)

  • 5 Learning Activities (the Activities are included in PowerPoint 2, with some speaker notes).

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