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.
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.
A selection of publications for use by healthcare professionals, patients and carers are available in the resources section of the website.
A number of resources are available that have been developed to support patients and carers.
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:
We can be contacted regarding the malnutrition pathway materials and website
If you have a combined BMI and weight loss calculator score of 1 or more please go to malnutritionselfscreening.org
for further information