Nutrition for Older People

Course Information

Provides employees with a good understanding basic nutrition and hydration.

Course Objectives /Aims & Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes
  • To make staff more aware of the importance of good diet and hydration in older people

Course Aims:

On completion of the course delegates will be able to;
  • List vital Nutrients required for a health diet
  • State nutritional requirements of an older person
  • State the importance of hydration
  • Relate to the relevant are standard (15)

Course Outline

The qualification covers the following topics:
  • Essential Nutrition
  • Barriers to good nutrition in older people
  • Medication intolerances
  • Allergies and food intolerances
  • Importance of fluid in the diet
  • Care planning

Intended for

  • All employees in the health and social care sector

Modes of delivery

  • Presentation
  • Group discussion and activities
  • Assessment

Benefits Perceived by the Delegates

  • More awareness of essential nutrition
  • More effective Care Planning
  • Better fluid management
  • Attendance Certificate

Course Duration

  • 3 hrs

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