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Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

04 October 2018

Nursing Standard


The term malnutrition refers to both undernutrition and overnutrition. In healthcare, it most often refers to undernutrition, in particular disease-related...

Identifying and managing patients with disease-related malnutrition in primary care

08 December 2021

Primary Health Care


Disease-related malnutrition can be challenging to treat. A disease, its treatment or the consequences of treatment can cause patients to experience a reduction in...

Obesity and nutrition: supporting positive dietary behaviour change in people with learning disabilities

14 March 2024

Learning Disability Practice


Obesity is a major global concern and is more common among people with learning disabilities than in the general population. If unmanaged, obesity can lead or...

Nutritional requirements in malnutrition and diabetes mellitus

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard


Working in partnership with patients to achieve optimal nutritional status, regardless of their underlying condition, is an important aspect of nursing care. This...

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...

Nutrition and fluid management

01 April 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Management of fluid intake and nutrition is an essential component of nursing care and should be practised skilfully by all nurses and nursing students. This...