Diet and Nutrition

Half Day Course

carer and service user at dinner tableThe type of food we eat affects our health and our quality of life, however for those people who suffer from dementia and Alzheimers Disease their eating habits can not only have a direct effect on their health but also on the progression of the disease.  It is therefore essential that patients that suffer from dementia maintain both a good nutritional intake as well as adequate fluids.

tomatoesThis course is aimed at all care staff involved in client meals and will provide the participants with an understanding of how nutrition has a direct connection with health and well-being. 

Learning Outcomes:raw fish displayed on crushed ice

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
  • Identify the essential nutrients required to sustain a healthy and active body
  • Understand what our food is made up of and which category of nutrients it belongs to
  • Work out what foods would be specific dietary requirements