Bluebird Care Essex West supports the 2016 Nutrition & Hydration Week
Bluebird Care Essex West are pledging their support of the 5th annual Nutrition & Hydration Week campaign.Bluebird Care Essex West are pledging their support of the 5th annual Nutrition & Hydration Week campaign.
With around 3 million people at risk of malnutrition in the UK, Bluebird Care Essex West believe raising awareness of the risks associated with poor nutrition and hydration and promoting good practice can help to reduce the number of people at risk.
Some of the key signs of malnutrition include weak muscles, feeling tired all the time and a low mood. The NHS suggest eating a healthy, balanced diet including plenty of fruit and vegetables, plenty of bread, rice and other starchy foods, some milk and dairy foods and some meat, fish and other non-dairy sources of protein.
Tracey McCormack, Director of Bluebird Care Essex West, commented:
Nutrition and dehydration are very important factors in our industry. As a care provider we are often the ones supporting people to be more aware of what they are eating and drinking and good nutrition should be encouraged from a young age.”