The annual international event to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition and hydration across a range of care settings is set to run from March 12-18. Here we find out what organisations around the world are doing to support Nutrition & Hydration Week.

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital Nutrition and Dietetics Department

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital Nutrition and Dietetics Department have teamed up with Speech and Language Therapists to promote a week’s special on tackling nutrition and hydration in Dysphasia/Swallowing difficulties. Additionally, on Swallowing Awareness Day 14th of March they will be hosting a special luncheon event, where staff members will be invited to taste a range of textured modified meals, drinks and supplements, with the aim of highlighting the challenges this patient group face.

Bow Valley College from Calgary, Alberta

Bow Valley College from Calgary, Alberta in collaboration with Sodexo, its food service provider, will be actively participating in Nutrition and Hydration Week. From Monday to Friday, they will have a table set up outside of The Market cafeteria. They will be promoting their Nutrition Manager Certificate program and will have educational resources on nutrition and hydration and learners can enter a draw for a fruit basket.

The MDOSZ, Hungarian Dietetic Association

The MDOSZ, Hungarian Dietetic Association is hosting a World Tea Party at Zirzen Janka Children’s Home on 13th March between 5pm and 6pm. This Tea Party will be open for 34 children and the five of the staff.

St Mary’s Hospital in Dublin

St Mary’s Hospital in Dublin is hosting a whole week of activities to take part in Nutrition & Hydration Week. These include Information Stands on Monday (12th) and Sunday (18th), allowing anyone to drop by to pick up some information on Nutrition & Hydration. A Worldwide Afternoon Tea event is also being held on Thursday (15th), whereby a traditional afternoon tea will be served, along with hosting its Nutrition & Dysphagia Quiz with Spot Prizes. The following day (16th) will see a Dementia Coffee Morning being held. This will be an open invitation to all staff, families visitors and residents to participate in sharing experiences of living with or caring for someone with Dementia.

The following organisations and initiatives are actively supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week

Institute for Hospitality in Healthcare (IHHC) Australia
Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) Canada
British Dietetic Association
BAPEN UK
National Activity Providers Association UK Public Health England
Complete Nutrition Magazine
Stir it Up Magazine
Dental Nursing Magazine
Mouthcare Matters
Malnutrition Task Force UK

 

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The following organisations and initiatives are actively supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week
Institute for Hospitality in Healthcare (IHHC) Australia
Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) Canada

British Dietetic Association
BAPEN UK
National Activity Providers Association UK Public Health England
Complete Nutrition Magazine
Stir it Up Magazine
Dental Nursing Magazine
Mouthcare Matters
Malnutrition Task Force UK