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BSMHFT supports Nutrition and Hydration week 2014

This week is Nutrition and Hydration week 2014 and to support the global challenge our Trusts’ dietitians and catering teams will be encouraging people to share good nutrition and hydration practices.

Nutrition and Hydration week is a collaboration between the Hospital Caterers Association, National Association of Care Catering and Patient Safety First.   

The campaign began three years ago to raise awareness of the risks and promote good practices that can help prevent malnutrition and dehydration. One of the key messages this year is around 'protected meal times'.

The highlight of the week will be Wednesday, March 19, when some of our sites will be taking part in the worldwide Afternoon Tea event. Staff and service users at the Barberry centre, Ardeneligh, Tamarind, Reaside, Oleaster and Zinnia centre will be invited for a cupcake and a cup of tea and to share their ideas on nutrition and hydration. We encourage everyone to take part.

NH Week 2014
Whilst  Afternoon Tea clearly supports the ‘three meals and two snacks a day’ message, it also serves a vital social and emotional role that is necessary for overall wellbeing.

Supporters of Nutrition & Hydration Week in other countries have also been invited to join the party, making it a truly global event.

Nutrition and Hydration week 2014 is a great opportunity for everyone – staff and service users – to think about and encourage good nutrition and hydration practices.

For more information, visit www.nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk