If you are worried that someone you care for is struggling to eat enough food, trying to base their meals and snacks on the followingÂ foods may help, as they are high in energy and protein. Food which provides protein and energy:
Foods which are a great source of energy:
Furthermore, some practical tips to help improve nutritional intake include:
BAPEN has designed aÂ simple self-assessment toolÂ for you to check whether the person you care for is at risk of being underweight and malnourished.
Since not everyone is able to eat the extra food required to reduce their nutrition gap, medical nutrition has been specifically designed to be used under medical supervision for those who find it difficult to get adequate nutrition from their normal diet.
Medical nutrition is a scientifically formulated liquid food that is available in the form of a drink containing energy, protein, vitamins and minerals. There are also dessert, yoghurt and soup style versions available.
Medical nutrition along with dietary advice may help to fill the nutrition gap and improve nutritional intake. This improved nutritional intake can lead to benefits which often include a better chance of gaining weight, improving strength and improving independence as well as helping the body to heal itself.
For advice about medical nutrition, speak to your GP.
Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45