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Education is key

26 June 2007

Nursing Standard


Nurses are becoming more aware of patients’ nutritional needs and educating those in their care about healthy eating and hydration.

The food fighters

11 September 2007

Nursing Standard


Nursing Standard’s joint campaign with the RCN, Nutrition Now, aims to arm nurses with essential information and useful resources to stop patients becoming...

Understanding the role of carbohydrates in optimal nutrition

29 July 2019

Nursing Standard


In recent years, the regulation of carbohydrate intake has become regarded as essential to achieve a balanced diet, with a range of health benefits attributed to...

Experiences of mealtime assistance delivered by volunteers: an extended literature review

11 January 2023

Nursing Older People


Trained mealtime volunteers are ideally situated to provide mealtime assistance to older patients in general hospital settings. Older patients are at risk of...

Recipe for finer dining

03 July 2007

Nursing Standard

Nutrition now

Despite a number of campaigns and increased investment, hospital food is still not as appetising or nutritious as patients’ organisations expect.

Providing patient education on portion control and healthy eating

25 March 2021

Nursing Standard

health promotion

Maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet is essential to support optimal health and well-being. However, rates of overweight and obesity in the UK and...