Managing Adult Malnutrition

Including a pathway for the appropriate use of
oral nutritional supplements (ONS)


Protein Foods

Tailored dietary advice may be useful in increasing protein intakes.Protein is essential for repairing damaged tissues, maintaining muscle and maintaining a healthy immune system. This healthcare professional fact sheet summarises the evidence-based guidelines for protein requirements in ageing and disease, with a useful list of the protein content in everyday foods.

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Protein plays an important role in your body.
Keeping muscles strong and repairing injuries such as wounds and broken bones.
Supporting our immune system to fight infections. A daily intake of protein from regular meals and snacks can help keep us in the best of health. Eating too little protein, particularly for long periods of time, may lead to muscle weakness, frailty
and slow recovery from illness and injury.This leaflet has been created to provide information to patients and carers about the importance of eating enough protein and about how to get enough protein from your diet. A daily intake of protein from regular meals and snacks can help keep us in the best of health. Protein is essential for repairing damaged tissues, maintaining muscle and maintaining a healthy immune system.

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Resources

A selection of publications for use by healthcare professionals, patients and carers are available in the resources section of the website.

RESOURCES AREA

Support for Patients & Carers

A number of resources are available that have been developed to support patients and carers.

PATIENTS & CARERS

Specific support for common conditions

A number of resources are available that have been developed to assist healthcare professionals supporting patients at risk of malnutrition as a result of a specific condition. These include:

COPD LUNG CANCER (external site)

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