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NDR-UK Ref No: 9310
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 04/04
Last Review: 03/17
Next Review: 06/20

A leaflet for people who have a poor appetite or have lost weight and need simple advice on how to add more energy to their diet. The advice in this leaflet may not be suitable for people with diabetes, allergies or other medical conditions.

Classification: HP (Health Professional)

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

To enable clients and their carers:

  1. to understand the need to increase their nutritional and fluid intake
  2. to apply the dietary advice.

The resource will:

  • provide first-line nutritional information that will facilitate weight gain
  • stand alone
  • be suitable for health and related professionals, including dietitians, and pharmacists, carers' groups and NHS24, NHS Choices and related first-line/primary care interfaces
  • provide food first ways to increase energy and protein via high-protein, high-energy /weight promotion and adequate fluid information
  • include food-first snack information
  • include soft and light food.

The resource will NOT directly address/target:

  • texture modification
  • cancer management information
  • supplements (prescribable)
  • Baldwin C & Weekes CE, Dietary Counselling with or without oral nutritional supplements in the management of malnourished patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. 25 (5): 411-26, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2012
  • Baldwin C & Weekes CE, Dietary advice with or without oral nutritional supplements for disease related malnutrition in adults. Cochrane database of systematic reviews: 9, 2011.
  • Brotherton A, Simmonds N, Stroud, M, Malnutrition matters: meeting quality standards in nutritional care. A report on behalf of the BAPEN quality group. 2010
  • Collins J & Porter J, The effect of interventions to prevent and treat malnutrition in patients admitted for rehabilitation: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.28, 1-15 doi:10.1111/jhn.12230. 2015.
  • Nieuwenhuizen WF et al, Older adults and patients in need of nutritional support: review of current treatment options and factors influencing nutritional intake. Clinical Nutrition, 29(2):160-169. 2010
  • Malnutrition in later life: prevention and early intervention best practice and principles and implementation guide, a local community approach. 2013.
    Managing adult malnutrition in the community. 2012 www.malnutritionpathway.co.uk/health-resources
  • Munk T., Tolstrup U., Beck A.M., Holst M., Rasmussen H.H., Hovhannisyan K. & Thomsen T. Individualised dietary counselling for nutritionally at-risk older patients following discharge from acute hospital to home: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Hum Nutr Diet. 29, 196–208. 2016
  • Rabeneck L, Palmer A, Knowles JB, Seidehamel RJ, Harris CL, Merkel KL, et al. A randomized controlled trial evaluating nutrition counselling with or without oral supplementation in malnourished HIV-infected patients. 
  • Journal of the American Dietetic Association 1998;98(4):434-8
    Singh S, Midha S, Singh N, Joshi YK, Garg PK. Dietary counselling versus dietary supplements for malnutrition in chronic pancreatitis: a randomised controlled trial. 
  • Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2008;6(3):353-9
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