The biggest misconception of what a dietitian does is that we only see people who need to lose weight. For some dietitians this is true but for others, it may be the complete opposite and they may be supporting people who need to gain weight. In the field of nutrition there are a number of … Continue reading What does a dietitian do?
Have you ever wondered why you can't make the dietary changes that you set yourself stick? Are you not able to create new habits that are long lasting? Do you find it difficult to make a long lasting change to your diet? If you answered YES to all these questions and are thinking "this is … Continue reading How to say I WANT to change my diet rather than I SHOULD change my diet?
This is the 2nd blog post in support of Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020 and aims to provide more information about the treatment of malnutrition and some practical tips to follow if you or a loved one is experiencing malnutrition. As we get older there can be the expectation that losing weight is normal and part … Continue reading Treating malnutrition
This week (5th-12th October 2020) is Malnutrition Awareness Week in the UK and is run by BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) and the Malnutrition Task Force. Did you know that 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition? Let's start at the beginning by … Continue reading Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020
Dysphagia can can affect the ability to eat and drink and inability to maintain nutrition and hydration which can impact on health and quality of life. The role of the dietitian in dysphagia management is to ensure adequate nutrition and hydration. Among those with dysphagia, the prevalence of dehydration ranges from 44% to 75% depending … Continue reading Hydration in dysphagia management