Nutrition and Hydration Training

Nutrition and Hydration Training


This ½ day course is designed for Care Workers who support people to eat and drink.  This course provides an introduction to the dietary needs of the elderly, and physical disabled so that the right diet choices can be supported and concerns can be identified and reported.


Course Content and Structure

  • Understand some of the reasons for poor nutrition
  • Have knowledge of the nutritional requirements of the people you support
  • Understand the causes and symptoms of potential malnutrition
  • Know ways to promote nutrition in health and social care settings
  • Know how to promote hydration
  • Understand Safe Assisted Eating Techniques
  • Know how to monitor and record nutrition and hydration needs


The British Nutrition Foundation provides impartial, evidence-based information on food and nutrition. Their core purpose is to make nutrition science accessible to all.