Fortified drink recipes

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9247
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 07/14
Next Review: 07/17

Simple information for people at risk of under nourishment on how to fortify drinks. Includes easy to follow recipes.


This product review is on hold while NDR-UK assess the need for information for people needing support getting enough nourishment, and wish to avoid/move away from oral nutritional supplements.

Classification: HP (Health Professional)

Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.

To support weight gain or weight maintenance for people who are:

  • at risk of becoming malnourished
  • already malnourished

(based on Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) score)

  • Know why it is important to have additional energy.
  • Know basics of how to enrich normal fluids.
  • Be aware of energy and protein values of prescribed supplement drinks.
  • Know how to combine liquids to give an equivalent amount of protein and energy to a prescribed supplement.
  • Know where to get further help and advice.

Based on good practice and the original the paper Stratton and Marinos (2007), A review of reviews: A new look at the evidence for oral nutritional supplements in clinical practice, Clinical Nutrition Supplements, Volume 2, Issue 1.

  • C. Milne, J. Potter, A. Vivanti and A. Avenell. (2009) Protein and energy supplementation in elderly people at risk from malnutrition. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. (2) 003288.
  • Brotherton A, Simmonds N, Stroud M. Malnutrition Matters: Meeting Quality Standards in Nutritional Care. A report on behalf of the BAPEN Quality Group A report on behalf of the BAPEN Quality Group 2010.
  • Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA). (1991)Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom (Report on Health and Social Subjects No 41). London: The Stationery Office.
  • Gibbs Michelle, Baldwin Christine and Weekes Christine Elizabeth. (2012) Supportive interventions for enhancing dietary intake in malnourished or nutritionally at-risk adults.
  • Nice (2006)Nutrition Support in Adults
  • SACN (2008) Nutritional wellbeing of the British Population
  • SACN (2011) Dietary Reference Values for Energy
  • Stratton R. BAPEN Symposium 4 on 'Challenges of enteral feeding from the acute to the community setting' Should food or supplements be used in the community for the treatment of disease-related malnutrition?  Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2005), 64, 325-333
  • C E Weekes, P W Emery, M Elia. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Dietary counselling and food fortification in stable COPD: a randomised trial. Thorax 2009.
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