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Nutrition and Hydration

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Time Required*

65 minutes


Formal (multiple choice)



If you are part of a team responsible for people’s nutrition and hydration, it’s important that you understand the terms that are being used, the nutritional requirements of the service users and the possible consequences of getting it wrong

This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.

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Nutrition and Hydration

Duration: 65 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

CourseModule NumberModule NamePass % Required
Nutrition and Hydration1The Course Structure70
Nutrition and Hydration2Defining the Terms70
Nutrition and Hydration3The Eatwell Plate70
Nutrition and Hydration4Hydration70
Nutrition and Hydration5Through-life Nutrition70
Nutrition and Hydration6Malnutrition and Overnutrition70
Nutrition and Hydration7The ‘Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool’70