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Cost Sector Catering magazine – Improved diets on the march

2016-03-10_09-18-28This is the third in the series of columns for 2016 by our Registered Dietitian Ruth Smith in Cost Sector Catering magazine.

This month Ruth discusses Nutrition and Hydration week and the BDA live conference.

For the full article please see below or view online here.

Improved diets on the March 

March 2016 is a busy time of year for us Dietitians, with both Nutrition and Hydration Week and the BDA Live conference upon us. Both of these events give Registered Dietitians a great opportunity to consider how we’re going about providing excellence in nutritional care, and what more we can do to improve nutritional intakes in the future.

At Anglia Crown, we meet the complex dietary needs of patients and residents while giving them all the nutritional benefits of well-balanced, tasty food. So throughout Nutrition and Hydration Week we’ll be supporting our customers by providing product samples, posters and flyers for them to help create their own events. We at Anglia Crown want to do everything we can between the 14th and 20th March to help this global movement. I see it as a great opportunity to promote nutrition and hydration as a vital part of quality care in health and social care settings.

I’ll also be posting a tip a day on our website throughout the week. Some of the topics I’ll be covering include how to manage your sugar intake, such as use of the new Sugar Smart app and the possibility of a sugar tax; fitness, especially the amount of exercise we need to do to burn off certain foods; and gut health.

At BDA Live 2016 I’ll be chatting to my fellow Registered Dietitians during two days of talks and workshops. I’ll get to hear about the latest research and case studies, share best practice and network with like-minded colleagues, and listen to a wide range of inspiring speakers, including Caroline Lecko, Patient Safety Lead, NHS England. One talk I’m particularly interested in is ‘Malnutrition and dehydration – a priority throughout all stages of life’. At Anglia Crown we want to continue to increase patient satisfaction and improve nutrition with our innovative meal range. Our meals are key to improving the enjoyment of food and helping reduce cases of malnutrition in the over 65s. I’ll keep you posted on what I take away from the event.

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